Heidrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heidrich family

The surname Heidrich was first found in Silesia where they held a family seat. Literal translation of the name places it as a 'Combatant Ruler' or sometimes a 'Heathland Ruler'. In the old German the name was 'Hadu-ric'. The family held considerable estates in Germany.

Early History of the Heidrich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heidrich research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1803, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Heidrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heidrich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hedrick, Hedrich, Heidenreich, Heydenreich, Heidenrich, Heidenrick, Heidrick, Heidrich, Hiedrich, Hiedrick, Heidrig and many more.

Early Notables of the Heidrich family (pre 1700)

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United States Heidrich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heidrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Heidrich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • Christopher Heidrich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Heidrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Elis Heidrich, who landed in North America in 1840 [1]
  • Christ Heidrich, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Jakob Heidrich, who landed in North America in 1846 [1]
  • Benkhard N Heidrich, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Phillip T Heidrich, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Heidrich (post 1700) +

  • Theodore Heidrich (1930-2010), American politician, Member of the Maine House of Representatives (1998-2004)
  • Steffen Heidrich (1967-1985), German former footballer who played from 1985 to 2005
  • Richard Heidrich (1896-1947), German paratroop general during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany
  • Matthias Heidrich (b. 1977), German contemporary footballer


  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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