Hier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hier family

The surname Hier was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Hier family

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Hier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Herr, Her, Here and others.

Early Notables of the Hier family (pre 1700)

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United States Hier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lenhart Hier, aged 40, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Michael Hier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1769 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hier (post 1700) +

  • Ethel Glenn Hier (1889-1971), American composer, teacher and pianist
  • Rabbi Marvin Hier (b. 1939), American dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Harry K. Hier, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Barnstead; Elected 1938 [2]
  • Edward J. Hier, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 106th District, 1978 [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 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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