Heighburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Heighburg was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old German name Hildeberht, which literally means battle-glorious.

Early Origins of the Heighburg family

The surname Heighburg was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire where Marton Hall in Marton was the ancient residence of the Heber family. [1]

Early History of the Heighburg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heighburg research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Heighburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heighburg Spelling Variations

Heighburg has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Heighburg have been found, including Heber, Hayburgh and others.

Early Notables of the Heighburg family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heighburg family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Heighburgs to arrive on North American shores: John Heber arrived in New England in 1743; Mathias and Thomas Heber settled in Pennsylvania in 1753 and 1771 respectively; Joanna Heber settled in Texas in 1854..



The Heighburg Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Prest d'accomplier
Motto Translation: Ready to accomplish.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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