Heiner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Heiner arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire. The name Heiner originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.

Early Origins of the Heiner family

The surname Heiner was first found in Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Ruf Heinz in Esslingen in 1417.

Early History of the Heiner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heiner research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1841, 1805, 1608, 1817, 1602, 1564, 1609, 1630, 1689, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1749 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Heiner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heiner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heintz, Heinz, Heinze, Heintze, Heinzer, Heintzer, Hainz, Haintz, Hainze, Haintze, Haintzer, Hainzer, Hintz, Hinz, Hinze, Hinzer, Hintze, Hintzer, Hyntz, Hynz, Heinse, Heintse, Heinttze, Heinttz, Heintzel, Heinzel, Heinzelmann, Heinzelman, Heintzelmann, Heintzelman, Heynz, Heyntze, Heincze and many more.

Early Notables of the Heiner family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Heiner at this time were Joseph Heintz (or Heinz) the Elder (1564-1609), a Swiss painter, draftsman and architect; Ernst Heintze (died 1630), who became a Chancellor of Bohemia...
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United States Heiner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heiner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannis Heiner, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Mathias Heiner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Daniel David Heiner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Jacques Heiner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Henry Heiner, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1798 [1]
Heiner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Heiner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]

Canada Heiner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heiner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Elisabeth Heiner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Juliana Heiner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Urbanus Heiner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catharina Heiner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Sibilla Heiner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Heiner (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Brodhead Heiner (1854-1944), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • W. G. Heiner, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Armstrong County, 1877-78 [2]
  • John Heiner, American politician, Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, 1850-51 [2]
  • Harold L. Heiner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2008; Candidate for Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 2010 [2]
  • Daniel Brodhead Heiner (1854-1944), American Republican politician, Chair of Armstrong County Republican Party, 1884-88; Armstrong County District Attorney, 1886-91; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1893-97 [2]
  • Engelbert Heiner (1914-1945), German Luftwaffe night fighter ace credited with 15 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Robert Heiner Garff (1942-2020), American businessman and politician, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives (1985-1987)
  • Rolf Heiner Schirmer (1942-2016), German physician and biochemist
  • Heiner Lauterbach (b. 1953), German multiple award winning actor, known for Men... (1985), The Experiment (2001) and Der Skorpion (1997)
  • Heiner Schuhmann (b. 1948), retired German footballer and coach

  • Gerhard Heiner (1920-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

  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
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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