Heiden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heiden family

The surname Heiden was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Their first established seat was at Nuremberg but this influential family had many branches.

Early History of the Heiden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heiden research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 165 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Heiden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heiden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heiden, Haydn, Heydn, Heydnberg, Heidenberg and others.

Early Notables of the Heiden family (pre 1700)

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


United States Heiden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heiden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Heiden, aged 30, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
Heiden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ann Marie Heiden, who settled in New York, NY in 1834
  • Hermann Van Heiden, aged 40, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Marg Heiden, aged 19, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Friedericke Heiden, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Dorothea Heiden, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Heiden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elbert Heiden, who settled in Illinois in 1906
  • Anna Hansine Martine Heiden, who arrived in New York, NY in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Heiden (post 1700) +

  • Steve Heiden, American professional (NFL) football player
  • Eric Arthur Heiden (b. 1958), American former speed skater who won an unprecedented five gold medals, and set 4 Olympic records at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games
  • Bernhard Heiden (1910-2000), German-American composer and music teacher
  • Konrad Heiden (1901-1966), German journalist and historian of Nazi Germany
  • Patricia A Heiden Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry at Michigan Tech University

Bismarck
  • Walter Heiden (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  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)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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