Early Origins of the Hechmer family
The surname Hechmer was first found in Holland, 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. The name was first recorded in Friesland, a province historically almost independent, but joined the Union of Utrecht to escape the tyranny of Spain
. In the 17th and 18th centuries the house of Nassau-Siegen were stadtholders, but in 1748 William of Nasau-Siegen became Prince William IV of Orange and all the provinces. His grandson became William I, King of the Netherlands
1815. 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.
Early History of the Hechmer family
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Hechmer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Haeckma, Haeckmer, Hegmer, Hechmer, Hechma and others.
Early Notables of the Hechmer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hechmer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.