When Abram Heide was born on 20 March 1831, in Chortitza, Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia, Ukraine, Soviet Union, his father, Peter Heide, was 36 and his mother, Anna Niessen, was 33. He married Katarina Fehr on 8 December 1852, in Chortitza, Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia, Ukraine. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died about 1933, in Canada, at the age of 103.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Claus, Eberhard, Hans, Juergen, Markus, Wolfgang.
German and Jewish: variant of Heid .
Dutch: rare variant of Van der Heide (see Vanderheide ) and, in North America, (also) a shortened form of this.