Heidenreich Family History
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Heidenreich Name Meaning
German: from the medieval personal name Heidenrich, ostensibly composed of the elements heiden ‘heathen’, ‘infidel’ (see Heiden 2) + ric ‘power’, ‘rule’, but probably in fact a variant by folk etymology of Heidrich. The name was popular at the time of the Crusades, the sense ‘power over the heathens’ being attributed to it.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Heidrich, Heinrich, Hemmerich, Eisenreich, Herdrich, Ehrenreich