Heizer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony, where the distinguished surname Heizer arose, is renowned for both its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire. The name Heizer originates as a short form of the personal name Heinrich.

Early Origins of the Heizer family

The surname Heizer was first found in Saxony, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Ruf Heinz in Esslingen in 1417.

Early History of the Heizer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heizer research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1841, 1805, 1608, 1817, 1602, 1564, 1609, 1630, 1689, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1689, 1749 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Heizer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heizer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heintz, Heinz, Heinze, Heintze, Heinzer, Heintzer, Hainz, Haintz, Hainze, Haintze, Haintzer, Hainzer, Hintz, Hinz, Hinze, Hinzer, Hintze, Hintzer, Hyntz, Hynz, Heinse, Heintse, Heinttze, Heinttz, Heintzel, Heinzel, Heinzelmann, Heinzelman, Heintzelmann, Heintzelman, Heynz, Heyntze, Heincze and many more.

Early Notables of the Heizer family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Heizer at this time were Joseph Heintz (or Heinz) the Elder (1564-1609), a Swiss painter, draftsman and architect; Ernst Heintze (died 1630), who became a Chancellor of Bohemia...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heizer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Heizer family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Ludwig Heintz, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730. Abraham Heintz came to Philadelphia in 1738; Andreas Heintz in 1742; and Hans Georg Heintzelmann in 1753. Gottfried Heinze came to Canada in 1783.


Contemporary Notables of the name Heizer (post 1700) +

  • Michael Heizer (b. 1944), American contemporary artist
  • Miles Heizer (b. 1994), American actor
  • Robert Fleming Heizer (1915-1979), American archaeologist who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1973
  • Oscar S. Heizer, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Constantinople, 1914; U.S. Consul in Trebizond, 1916-17; Baghdad, 1919; Constantinople, 1921; Jerusalem, 1924-27; Algiers, 1929-32 [1]


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


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