Heerdt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Heerdt 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.

Early Origins of the Heerdt family

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

Early History of the Heerdt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heerdt research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1584, 1534, 1570, 1636, 1591, 1809 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Heerdt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heerdt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heerdt family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Lucas van Heere (1534-1584), a famous Flemish painter and poet. Born at Ghent in 1534, he was the son of Jan D'Heere...
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United States Heerdt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heerdt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Heerdt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 [1]


  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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