Heim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Heim family

The surname Heim was first found in Switzerland, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. Meaning "home," the name is probably taken from a shortened form of any of several German personal names that begin or end with that word.

Important Dates for the Heim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heim research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1414 is included under the topic Early Heim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heim Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heim, Heime, Haim, Haime, Heyme, Heym, Haym and many more.

Early Notables of the Heim family (pre 1700)

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Heim migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heim Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Willem Heim, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Frederich Heim, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Lorentz Heim, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Lorentz Heim, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Philip Heim, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Heim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Heim, aged 34, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Godlieb Heim, aged 37, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Joseph Heim, who landed in New York, NY in 1825 [1]
  • Jakob Heim, who landed in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Anton Heim, aged 37, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Heim (post 1700)

  • William L. Heim, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924, 1928 [2]
  • Joseph Heim, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Penang, 1916-17 [2]
  • Joseph Heim, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Penang, 1884 [2]
  • John F. Heim, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 7th District, 1915 [2]
  • John B. Heim (1848-1919), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1912-13 [2]
  • Alvin L. Heim, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1904, 1905 [2]
  • Ferdinand Heim (1897-1977), German general
  • Ernst Ludwig Heim (1747-1834), German physician
  • Burkhard Heim (1925-2001), German physicist, eponym of the Heim theory
  • Joseph Heim, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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