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The distinguished surname 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.

Heer Early Origins



The surname Heer was first found in Holland, where the ancestral home of the 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 Heer family was instrumental during its early years, contributing greatly to the development of the society of the Netherlands.

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Heer Spelling Variations


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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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Heer Early History


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Heer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our 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 Heer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early 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 were:

Heer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Heer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Martin Heer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Anna Heer, who landed in America in 1750
  • Hans Heer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Margaretha Heer, who landed in America in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Gottlieb Heer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Heer, aged 28, arrived in Missouri in 1844
  • Elizabeth De Heer, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • Aart De Heer, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • Alewijn De Heer, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heer (post 1700)



  • Walter F. Heer, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1940; Defeated, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944, 1948, 1960, 1964
  • Mrs. Fred J. Heer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924
  • Fred J. Heer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924
  • Gottlieb Heinrich Heer (1903-1967), German writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Heer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The 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 12 November 2015 at 11:28.

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