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Early Origins of the Heimer family

The surname Heimer 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 Heimer family

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Heimer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heimer family (pre 1700)

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United States Heimer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heimer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Friderich Heimer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • Henry Heimer, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1798 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heimer (post 1700) +

  • Rawley Heimer, American Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Robert Heimer PhD MSc, American Professor of Epidemiology and of Pharmacology; Director, Emerging Infections Program at the Yale School of Public Health
  • Carol Heimer, American Research Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University
  • Lennart Heimer (1930-2007), Swedish-American neuroscientist and educator

  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) on Facebook