Heimlich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heimlich family

The surname Heimlich 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 Heimlich family

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Heimlich Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heimlich family (pre 1700)

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United States Heimlich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heimlich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Heimlich, aged 25, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Heimlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christiane Heimlich, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • Gottl Heimlich, aged 31, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • Anna Heimlich, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heimlich (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Henry Jay Heimlich (b. 1920), American physician, inventor of abdominal thrusts, better known as the Heimlich maneuver
  • Wolfgang Heimlich (1917-1936), German swimmer at the 1936 Summer Olympics


  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)


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