Heyer Family History
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Heyer Name Meaning
English: variant of Ayer 1. German: occupational name for a grower or reaper of grass for hay, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’ + the agent suffix -er. German: variant spelling of Heier 1. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hagi ‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger ‘heron’. Compare Heron 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hayer, Heger, Heier, Reder, Heber, Meyer, Heuer, Seyer, Heer, Neyer