Show ContentsHeumann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Heumann family

The surname Heumann 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 Heumann family

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Heumann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Heumann family (pre 1700)

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United States Heumann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heumann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernh Herm Heumann, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heumann (post 1700) +

  • Judith Ellen Heumann (1947-2023), American disability rights activist, born in Brooklyn, New York

  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) on Facebook