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Where did the German Hiestand family come from? What is the German Hiestand family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hiestand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hiestand family history?

The surname Hiestand is derived from the Germanic tribe of the Hessians.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hess, Hesse, Esse, Hessel, Hesselin, Hesso, Hesler and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiestand research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1584, 1764, 1790, 1791 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Hiestand History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hiestand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hiestand Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Hiestand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Jacob Hiestand, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

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The Hiestand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hiestand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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