Meaning and Origin of: Heier

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : generally a variant of Hauer, but in some cases an occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger’, ‘guard’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named in the Oslofjord region. The place name is from the plural of Old Norse heiðr ‘heath’, ‘moor’.
  • Dutch and German : variant of Heyer 3–5.