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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hiers lie in Silesia. The name literally means "deer, hart," and is likely of occupational origin. The initial bearer of the name was probably a herdsman or a keeper of deer.

Hiers Early Origins



The surname Hiers was first found in Silesia, 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.

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Hiers Spelling Variations


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Hiers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hirsch, Hirsche, Hirschel, Hirsh, Hersch, Herschel and many more.

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Hiers Early History


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Hiers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiers research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1808, 1818, 1831, 1869, 1888, and 1896 are included under the topic Early Hiers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hiers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hiers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hiers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Hirsch, who came to Philadelphia in 1731; as did Peter Hirsch in the same year, as well as Simon Hirsch in 1740 and Martin Hirsch in 1749; Adolph Hirsch, who came to Texas in 1859.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiers (post 1700)



  • Walter Hiers (1893-1933), American silent film actor

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Hiers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Hiers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hiers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 December 2014 at 23:00.

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