Sunday, July 4, 2010


(Origin Saxon) A high man.

English: variant of Hayman.
Dutch: variant of Hey*
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Heiman.
Respelling of German Heymann.


English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place called Hey.
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, Dutch hei, heide.
German: metonymic occupational name for a grower or mower of grass, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’.
North German (Frisian) and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name formed with hag ‘fence’, ‘enclosure’ as the first element.
South German: occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger’, ‘warden’, ‘guard’ or a topographic name from Middle High German haie ‘protected wood’.

Heymann Historical Society

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