Heister

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Heister.

Proper noun[edit]

Heister (plural Heisters)

  1. A surname from German.

Statistics[edit]

  • 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.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯stər/, [ˈhaɪ̯s.tɐ], [ˈhaɪ̯.stɐ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

Heister m (strong, genitive Heisters, plural Heister)

  1. (horticulture, specialist) young foliage tree of a height between 1 and 2.5 metres
  2. (regional, chiefly dialectal) any young tree, especially a young beech
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Low German Heister, from Middle Low German hēgester, from Old Saxon agastria, from Proto-West Germanic *agastrijā. Doublet of Elster.

Noun[edit]

Heister f (genitive Heister, plural Heistern)

  1. (regional, Northern Germany, chiefly Missingsch or in names, idioms) Synonym of Elster (magpie).
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