Heuer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Heuer, comes from the German word "Heu" meaning "hay." The name is occupational in origin, especially so, when it serves as an element in a compound. Heumaier would refer to the officer who oversaw the delivery of the hay harvest. Heuwemenger is the equivalent of "Heuhändler" meaning hey merchant. The surname Heuer on its own would likely be applied to a hay farmer or cutter.

Early Origins of the Heuer family

The surname Heuer was first found in what are now Germany and Switzerland, where the earliest mentions of the name include Cunrat der Hewer in Württemberg in 1329, Heu in Konstanz, Hauwemenger in Frankfurt in 1387, and Heurechen in Zürich in 1400. The name could also be found in Bohemia and Moravia in the 14th Century, especially within compound names, such as Heuleiter, Heureufel, Heubüschl, Heuteuer, and Heuradem.

Early History of the Heuer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heuer research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1574, and 1589 are included under the topic Early Heuer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heuer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heu, Heuer, Hewer, Heyer, Heiermann, Hauer, Heumann and many more.

Early Notables of the Heuer family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heuer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Heuer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heuer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Konrad Heuer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767 [1]
  • Julius Heuer, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
  • Peter Heuer, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
  • August Heuer, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Heuer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Heuer who landed in Philadelphia in 1817
  • Carl Christian Fr. Heuer and his wife and their three daughters settled in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Daniel Heuer, aged 34, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Michael Heuer, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Joachim Heuer, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Heuer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • David Heuer and his wife and two children settled in Philadelphia in 1912

Canada Heuer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heuer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • August Heuer, who settled in Canada in 1783 after serving as a mercenary soldier with the British during the American Revolution

Contemporary Notables of the name Heuer (post 1700) +

  • Robert M Heuer, American general manager and CEO of the Florida Grand Opera
  • Chris Heuer, American Internet entrepreneur from San Francisco
  • Richards J Heuer Jr., American former CIA veteran of forty-five years
  • William C. F. Heuer, American Democrat politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 51st District, 1955-59; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [2]
  • Melvin E. Heuer, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1978 [2]
  • Henry J. Heuer, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1908 [2]
  • Ann F. Heuer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1988 [2]
  • Albert R. Heuer, American politician, Village President of River Rouge, Michigan, 1921-22 [2]
  • Robert Heuer (1916-1951), German highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II
  • Rolf-Dieter Heuer (b. 1948), German particle physicist

Bismarck
  • Bernhard Heuer (b. 1922), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [3]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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