Heisey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Heisey 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 Heisey family
The surname Heisey was first found in Bavaria and the South.
Important Dates for the Heisey family
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Heisey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Heiss, Heise, Heisel, Heisler, Heyse and others.
Early Notables of the Heisey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heisey family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Heisy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728; David Heisler, who arrived in Georgia in 1733-1783; George Heisler, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania between 1740 and 1773.
Contemporary Notables of the name Heisey (post 1700)
- D. Ray Heisey (1932-2011), American former emeritus professor of intercultural communication at Kent State University
- Augustus Henry Heisey (1842-1922), German-born, American industrialist, soldier, and glass maker, founder of The A.H. Heisey Company in Newark, Ohio, in 1895
- Christopher Heisey (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds
- E. Wilson Heisey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940 
- Alan Milliken Heisey II (b. 1954), Canadian lawyer, former Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board in 2004
- William Lawrence Heisey OC (1930-2009), Canadian businessman and philanthropist, former President and Chairman of Harlequin Enterprises Limited
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