Heidt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heidt family

The surname Heidt was first found in Austria, where the name became 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 Heidt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heidt research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1856, 1858, 1702 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Heidt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heidt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heidel, Heidl, Heidler, Heidt, Heider and others.

Early Notables of the Heidt family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Heidt were Perkeo of Heidelberg (1702-1735), born Clemens Pankert, or Giovanni Clementi, a notable jester and court dwarf of Elector Palatine Charles III Philip in...
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Heidt Ranking

In the United States, the name Heidt is the 18,185th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Heidt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heidt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Friedrich Heidt, aged 5, who arrived in America from Rosenberg, Russia, in 1907
  • Christian Heidt, aged 33, who arrived in America from Purlach, Germany, in 1908
  • Adam Heidt, aged 47, who arrived in America from Gyonk, Hungary, in 1909
  • Catharina Heidt, aged 57, who arrived in America from Wechelstedt, Germany, in 1909
  • Anna Heidt, aged 20, who arrived in America from Sinmowka, Russia, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Heidt (post 1700) +

  • Horace Heidt (1901-1986), American band leader, and game show host
  • William Heidt Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 39th District, 1946 [2]
  • Janice Heidt, American politician, Mayor of Santa Clarita, California, 1989, 1993, 1998 [2]
  • Robert H Heidt, Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Edward Joseph Heidt, American Fireman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]
  • Mr. Wesley John Heidt, American Machinist's Mate Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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