Heyer Family History
Heyer Name Meaning
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 of Heier Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hagi ‘enclosure fenced area’ + hari heri ‘army’. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger heeger heger ‘heron’. English: variant of Ayer with prosthetic H.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022