The name ‘Heather originates from England. It is derived from the topographic name for someone who lived on a heath (from the Middle English word ‘hethe’, and Old English ‘hoeo’) or habitation name from any of the numerous places so called in the counties of Bedfordshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire. The same word also denoted heather, the characteristic plant of heath land areas. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Heath’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John de la Hethe’, from Wiltshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William Heath’, from Nazeing, in the county of Essex, England. He immigrated to North America in 1632, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Lion’ on th… Coat of arms: Vert on a …
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