Hecker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hecker family

The surname Hecker was first found in Austria, where the family were 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.

Early History of the Hecker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hecker research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1528 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Hecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hecker Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hackher, Hackler, Hacker, Heckler, Heckher, Heikler and many more.

Early Notables of the Hecker family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hecker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hecker migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hecker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Ulrich Hecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Frans Hecker, aged 34, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Andreas Hecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johann Egidus Hecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Paulus Hecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hecker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henri Hecker, aged 36, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Henry Hecker, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • Aug Friedr Hecker, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Frederick Hecker, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]
  • Heinr Hecker, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hecker (post 1700) +

  • Guy L Hecker Jr. (b. 1932), American Major General
  • Johann Julius Hecker (1707-1768), German educator who established the Berlin Realschule
  • Justus Hecker (1795-1850), German medical historian
  • Ewald Hecker (1843-1909), German psychiatrist, originator of the concept of hebephrenia
  • Tim Hecker, Canadian Juno Award winning music producer and performer
  • Siegfried S Hecker Ph.D., Research Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Isaac Thomas Hecker (1818-1889), Roman Catholic priest, founder of the Paulist Fathers


  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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