The surname Hiestand was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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Samuel Hiestand (1782-1838), American bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ
Joseph Hiestand (1906-2004), American politician, former member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1967-1974)
John Andrew Hiestand (1824-1890), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1885-1889)
Harry Hiestand (b. 1958), American football coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team
Emily Hiestand (b. 1947), American writer and poet; her awards include: 1988 National Poetry Series, for Green the Witch Hazel Wood, selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Jorie Graham; 1988 The Nation/ Discovery Prize; and 1990 Whiting Writers' Award
Edgar Willard Hiestand (1888-1970), American businessman and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1953-1963)
John Andrew Hiestand (1824-1890), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 16th District, 1861-63; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1885-89 
Edgar Willard Hiestand (1888-1970), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 1953-63; Defeated, 1962; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960 
B. Frank Hiestand, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932 
^ 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)