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The ancient and distinguished German surname Himmler originated in the former duchy of Swabia, where the ancestral home of the family remains to this day. The name is derived from the Middle German word "Himel," meaning "heaven, sky," and developed into a surname through a number of origins. Firstly, "Himmel" is the name of a number of different places throughout Germany; thus, the original bearer of the name may have been a native of one of these areas. Alternatively, the name may have been originally bestowed as a nickname in some form, such as "Himmelstützer" (support the sky) on a very tall person, or "Himmelseher" (sky gazer) on someone who was fond of the stars.

Himmler Early Origins



The surname Himmler was first found in Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The first individual to be recorded in ancient chronicles was Burcardus zem Himel of Basel in 1297.

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Himmler Spelling Variations


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Himmler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Himmel, Himml, Himmler, Himmeler, Himel, Himler, Himeler and many more.

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Himmler Early History


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Himmler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Himmler research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1756, 1792, 1795, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Himmler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Himmler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Himmler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Himmler during this period were Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (1756-1814), a talented pianist, who became chamber composer to the Prussian court in 1792. In 1795 he...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Himmler 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 were:

Himmler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Eberhart Himmler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845-1846
  • John Himmler, who was naturalized in Indiana in 1847
  • George Himmler, who came to New Jersey in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Himmler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Himmler (post 1700)



  • Robin Himmler, American television actress and real-life secretary to Donald Trump
  • Frank N Himmler, Associate Professor of Geography at Arizona State University

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    Other References

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    3. 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).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Himmler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Himmler 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 11 August 2012 at 18:48.

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