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The Heiss 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.

Heiss Early Origins



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

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Heiss Spelling Variations


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Heiss Spelling Variations



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

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Heiss Early History


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Heiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heiss research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1514, 1565, 1573, 1640, 1704, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Heiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Heiss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johan Heinrich Heiss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Matthias Heiss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johan Adam Heiss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Peter Heiss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Heiss, aged 29, arrived in Harford County, Maryland in 1838
  • Bernard Heiss, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Theodor Heiss, who arrived in New York in 1850
  • Eva Heiss, who landed in North America in 1852
  • Carl Heiss, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heiss (post 1700)



  • W. A. Heiss, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1932
  • Michael Heiss (1818-1890), German-born, American Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Carol Heiss (b. 1940), American figure skater, 1960 Olympic Champion
  • Anita Heiss (b. 1968), contemporary Indigenous Australian author

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Heiss Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Heiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heiss Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2015 at 11:54.

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