Heis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Heis surname is a South German and Austrian variant of Hiess, which derives from a short form of the personal name Mathies. In some instances, the name was a variant of Heuss. The Heyse variant is more commonly found in Northern Germany.

Early Origins of the Heis family

The surname Heis was first found in Bavaria and the South.

Early History of the Heis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heis research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1514, 1565, 1573, 1726, 1660 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Heis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heiss, Heise, Heisel, Heisler, Heyse and others.

Early Notables of the Heis family (pre 1700)

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United States Heis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Herman Heis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752-1753 [1]
Heis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Heis, who landed in New York in 1834 [1]


  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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