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Heinig Family History

Heinig Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich . Germanized form of Sorbian Hajnik and Hejnik: from a pet form of a personal name (see Heine ) derived from German Heinrich . Germanized form of Sorbian Hajnik: occupational name for a forester or a hunter from Upper Sorbian hajnik an agent derivative of haj ‘grove’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Reinig, Hennig, Hein, Heine, Heinle, Heinke, Heino, Keimig, Helbig

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Where is the Heinig family from?

You can see how Heinig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heinig family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heinig families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Heinig families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Heinig's in USA. New York had the highest population of Heinig families in 1840.
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What did your Heinig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heinig. 33% of Heinig men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Heinig women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heinig were Farmer and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heinig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heinig 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heinig. 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 865 military records available for the last name Heinig. For the veterans among your Heinig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heinig lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Heinig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Heinig in 1952 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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