Heitman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Heitman family

The surname Heitman was first found in Bavaria, where the name Heidt was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Heitman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heitman research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heitman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heitman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heidt, Hiedt, Hagelsheimer, Heidte and others.

Early Notables of the Heitman family (pre 1700)

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United States Heitman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heitman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hieronimus Nicolas Heitman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786-1808 [1]
Heitman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John P Heitman, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823 [1]
Heitman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Heitman, who settled in Ohio in 1921

Australia Heitman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Heitman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Jurgen Heitman, aged 31, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heitman (post 1700) +

  • Dana Conrad Heitman (b. 1966), American trumpet player, best known for his work with the Cherry Poppin' Daddies
  • Henry Thomas IV Heitman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 [3]
  • Chester Arthur Heitman (b. 1880), American politician, Mayor of Spring Valley, New York, 1930; Defeated, 1935; Democratic Candidate for New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1934 [3]
  • C. L. Heitman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1912 [3]
  • Nils Peter Laberg Heitman (1874-1938), Norwegian physician and civil servant, Director of the Norwegian Directorate for Medicine from 1930 to 1938


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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