Hettema History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hettema family

The surname Hettema was first found in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony where the name 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.

Important Dates for the Hettema family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hettema research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1816 is included under the topic Early Hettema History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hettema Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hettenhousen, Hettema, Hettinga, Hettingen and others.

Early Notables of the Hettema family (pre 1700)

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

Hettema migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hettema Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert Hettema, who settled in America in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Hettema (post 1700)

  • Jan Hettema (1933-2016), South African cyclist who competed in three events at the 1956 Summer Olympics
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