Heuman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Heuman, 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 Heuman on its own would likely be applied to a hay farmer or cutter.

Early Origins of the Heuman family

The surname Heuman 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 Heuman family

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

Heuman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heuman family (pre 1700)

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Heuman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heuman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Heuman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heuman (post 1700)

  • Russell Heuman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1950 [2]
  • Maurice Heuman, American politician, Mayor of Jackson, Michigan, 1932-34 [2]
  • Herbert N. Heuman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1950 [2]


  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
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