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Heyse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Heyse surname is a South German and Austrian variant of Hiess, which derives from a short form of the personal name Mathies. In some instances, the name was a variant of Heuss. The Heyse variant is more commonly found in Northern Germany.

Early Origins of the Heyse family


The surname Heyse was first found in Bavaria and the South.

Early History of the Heyse family


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Heyse Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Heiss, Heise, Heisel, Heisler, Heyse and others.

Early Notables of the Heyse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Heyse family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Heisy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728; David Heisler, who arrived in Georgia in 1733-1783; George Heisler, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania between 1740 and 1773.

Contemporary Notables of the name Heyse (post 1700)


  • Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse (1830-1914), German author, best known for his translations and novellas
  • Johann Christian August Heyse (1764-1829), German grammarian and lexicographer

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