Heileman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heileman family

The surname Heileman was first found in the region of Frankfurt, Mainz and Worms, in the state of Hessen or what was formerly Hessen, where this name was mainly concentrated during the Middle Ages.

Written records of the surname Heileman date back to the fourteenth century; Heile Bule is recorded as living in Frankfurt in 1343, Heilman Breithoubt is documented in Mainz in the year 1350, Heylo Herden was born in Worms in 1365, and Heilman Ditmars was found in Breslau in 1352.

Early History of the Heileman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heileman research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 136 and 1369 are included under the topic Early Heileman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heileman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heil, Heile, Heilman, Heilmann, Heileman and others.

Early Notables of the Heileman family (pre 1700)

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United States Heileman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heileman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Heileman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Carl Heileman, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Peruvian" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]
Heileman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Tobias Heileman, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Kronprinz Wilhelm" from Bremen, Germany [3]
  • Vistor Heileman, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Helikon" from Kingston, Ja. via St.Ann's Bay, Ja. [4]
  • Raza Heileman, aged 18, originally from Lodz., Poland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heileman (post 1700) +

  • John George "Chink" Heileman (1872-1940), American Major League Baseball third baseman who played five games for the Cincinnati Reds in July 1901
  • Johann Gottlieb Heileman (1824-1878), German-born, American founder of the G. Heileman Brewing Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1858; it was ultimately acquired by Stroh Brewing Company (Stroh's)
  • Major-General Frank August Heileman (1891-1961), American Chief of the Transportation Corps, Department of the Army (1948-1953) [6]


  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6YQ-3M7 : 6 December 2014), Carl Heileman, 31 Aug 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Peruvian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFKP-WPG : 6 December 2014), Tobias Heileman, 28 May 1902; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kronprinz Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZW-M6F : 6 December 2014), Vistor Heileman, 25 Sep 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Ja. via St.Ann's Bay, Ja., arrival port New York, ship name Helikon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6F5-6ZJ : 6 December 2014), Raza Heileman, 28 Jan 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Frank Heileman. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Heileman/Frank_August/USA.html


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