Heister (plural Heisters)
- A surname from German.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Heister is the 37442nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 595 individuals. Heister is most common among White (95.29%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Heister”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 157.
From Middle High German heister, from Old High German *heistar, from Proto-West Germanic *haistr. The word was rare in Middle High German and its modern specialist use chiefly continues cognate Middle Low German heister, hêster (“young tree”).
- (horticulture, specialist) young foliage tree of a height between 1 and 2.5 metres
- (regional, chiefly dialectal) any young tree, especially a young beech
Heister f (genitive Heister, plural Heistern)