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Heeks Name Meaning

unexplained; possibly a variant of Hicks .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hees, Weeks, Peeks, Cheeks, Heeke, Beeks, Leeks, Deeks, Reeks, Meeks

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Where is the Heeks family from?

You can see how Heeks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heeks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heeks families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Heeks family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heeks's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Heeks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heeks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heeks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heeks. 38% of Heeks men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Heeks women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heeks were Teacher and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    38%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heeks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heeks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 353 immigration records available for the last name Heeks. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 301 military records available for the last name Heeks. For the veterans among your Heeks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heeks lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Heeks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Heeks in 1969 was 66, and 47 in 2003.

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