My great-uncle Hugh Myddleton Heyder was an expert researcher and genealogist. He translated from German, and updated, a book called Die Familie Heider that gives the history of the Heyder (Haider, Heider, Heyder, von Heider and von Heyder).
This remarkable family can be traced in Germany from AD 775 to the 1950s. In 1866, disliking the incorpation of Frankfurt into Prussia, three of the sons of the family in Frankfurt came to England (Liverpool) and France (Le Havre) to found the English and French branches of the family.
This work can be viewed as a companion to the History
of the Blessig Family.
(Two Heyder brothers married two Blessig Sisters in 1874 and 1881).
The book is in PDF format and requires Acrobat Reader to view
or print it.
I have split it into sections to simplify downloading: the largest section is about 20 Megabytes.
The Heyder Family, Table of Contents, Chapters I to III
The Origins of the Family and the Heyder name, AD 775 to 1300
The Heyder Family, Chapters IV to VIII
Lauben, Leutkirch, Nordlingen, Lindau: AD 1311 to 1753
The Heyder Family, Chapters IX to XII
Leutkirch, Biberach, AD 1741 to 1810
The Heyder Family, Chapters XIII to XIV
The Heyder Family, Chapters XV
The Heyder-Arledter and von Heyder family at Frankfurt, Liverpool and Le Havre, AD 1779 to 1910
The Heyder Family, Chapters XVI, XVIII and the Index
Comments and updates are welcome.
Charles @ DecisionModels.com
Last Updated 1 January 2008