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The distinguished surname De heer is Dutch in origin. It is derived from the Dutch word "heer," meaning "gentleman, lord" or "Mr." It is likely that this name was originally bestowed as a nickname on someone who behaved in an aristocratic manner.

De heer Early Origins



The surname De heer was first found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the De heer family is thought to be located. During the Middle Ages, the name was also found in Germany, under the High German variation "Herr." The De heer family was instrumental during its early years, contributing greatly to the development of the society of the Netherlands.

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De heer Spelling Variations


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De heer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Heer, De Heer, Heere, Heeren, Heerdt, Van Heerdt, Van Heeren and many more.

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De heer Early History


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De heer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De heer research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1584, 1570, 1636, 1591, 1809 and 1841 are included under the topic Early De heer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De heer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De heer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De heer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Heer, who emigrated from Holland to New York in 1709 with his wife and their three children, Neeltje Heere, who came to Baltimore in 1847; Berend Janssen Heeren, who sailed from East Frisia to New York in 1855.

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Contemporary Notables of the name De heer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De heer (post 1700)



  • Hendrik Jan de Heer (b. 1931), prominent Dutch accountant
  • Mies de Heer (b. 1947), well-known stage actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
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    The De heer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De heer 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 March 2014 at 15:00.

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