Heiman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heiman family

The surname Heiman 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.

Early History of the Heiman family

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

Heiman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heiman family (pre 1700)

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Heiman Ranking

In the United States, the name Heiman is the 14,882nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Heiman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heiman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Philip Heiman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
Heiman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Heiman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heiman (post 1700) +

  • Julia R. Heiman, American sexologist and psychologist and the fifth Director of The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University
  • Irwin M. Heiman (1906-1977), American philatelic expert and stamp dealer who was named to the Hall of Fame by the American Philatelic Society
  • T. J. Heiman Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952 [3]
  • Marilyn Heiman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 2000 [3]
  • Daniel Heiman, Swedish vocalist


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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