NAME History

The Heisler surname is a South German and Austrian variant of Hiess, which derives from a short form of the personal name Mathies. In some instances, the name was a variant of Heuss. The Heyse variant is more commonly found in Northern Germany.

Early Origins of the Heisler family

The surname Heisler was first found in Bavaria and the South.

Heisler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heiss, Heise, Heisel, Heisler, Heyse and others.

United States Heisler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heisler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Heisler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • George Heisler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
  • Jacob Heisler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770 [1]
Heisler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Heisler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • John Heisler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]
  • Chas. Heisler, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1892
Heisler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Else Heisler, aged 3, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1905
  • Bertha Heisler, aged 31, who immigrated to America from Berlin, Germany, in 1905
  • Antonina Heisler, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Balcse, Galicia, in 1906
  • Engelbert Heisler, aged 35, who landed in America from Wallern, Bohemia Austria, in 1907
  • Charles Heisler, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Heisler (post 1700) +

  • Todd Heisler (b. 1972), American photojournalist
  • Gregory Heisler (b. 1954), American professional photographer
  • Mike Heisler, American comic book writer
  • Randall “Randy” Lee Heisler (b. 1961), American former discus thrower who competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Marcy Heisler (b. 1967), American musical theater writer and performer
  • Stuart Heisler (1896-1979), American film and television director
  • Joseph C. Heisler Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000 [2]
  • George Heisler, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cumberland County, 1845-46 [2]
  • Edward Thomas Heisler, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1974 [2]
  • Charles H. Heisler, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Cape Town, 1917-19; Kovno, 1922; Riga, 1924; U.S. Consul in Warsaw, 1926-32; Hamilton, 1934-36; Hamilton, 1938; Tunis, 1942; Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1942-43 [2]