Heyer Family History
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