Heyliger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Heyliger family

The surname Heyliger was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Heyliger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heyliger research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1685, 1605, 1664, 1604 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Heyliger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heyliger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heyland, Heiland, Heilland, Hieland, Hyland, Highland, Heland and many more.

Early Notables of the Heyliger family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Heyliger at this time were Jan Baptist van Heil (1604-1685), a Flemish Baroque painter. Born in Brussels, he was considered the best of...
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Heyliger migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heyliger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alice A. Heyliger, aged 25, who arrived in America from London, in 1892
Heyliger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Heyliger, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1900 [1]
  • Engle Heyliger, aged 47, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • A.F. Heyliger, aged 39, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Albert V. Heyliger, aged 44, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • Cornelis Heyliger, aged 42, who arrived in America from Sonburg, Holland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Heyliger (post 1700)

  • George Heyliger (b. 1919), American marine, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his extraordinary heroism and gallantry, eponym of the USS Heyliger (DE-510), a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
  • Victor "Vic" Heyliger (1912-2006), American NHL center who played from 1934 to 1944 and coached from 1939 to 1974, six-time NCAA Champion, inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974
  • First Lieutenant Frederick Theodore 'Moose' Heyliger (1916-2001), American officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II, portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Stephen McCole

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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