Heise History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Heise 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 Heise family

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

Early History of the Heise family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heise 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 Heise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heise Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heise family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heise Ranking

In the United States, the name Heise is the 9,124th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Heise migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Georg Heise, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [2]
  • Johann Heise, who landed in America in 1783 [2]
Heise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F W Friedrich Heise, who landed in New York in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heise (post 1700) +

  • Kurt Heise, American Republican politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives [3]
  • Annie Heise, American actress, known for The Good Mistress (2014), TSI: Hollywood (2013) and An American Classic (2008)
  • Geoff Heise, Hawaiian actor known for Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009), Princess Kaiulani (2009) and Escape from Atlantis (1997)
  • Robert Lowell Heise (b. 1947), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1967 to 1977
  • John Irvin "Jack" Heise Jr. (1924-2009), American lawyer and benefactor of the University of Maryland, nicknamed "Mr. Maryland"
  • David Reuben Jerome Heise (b. 1937), American social psychologist
  • William Heise (1847-1910), American film cinematographer and director in the 1890s, credited for more than 175 short silent films
  • James Edward "Jim" Heise (1930-2011), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season for the Washington Senators in 1957
  • Kurt Heise, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 20th District; Elected 2012 [4]
  • Harvey H. Heise, American politician, Village President of Crystal, Minnesota, 1952-55 [4]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Erich Heise (1918-1941), German Bootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]


  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, April 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ 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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