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Heesch Name Meaning

from a short form of the female personal name Heseke, a pet form of Hedwig, composed of the Germanic elements hadu ‘battle’ + wig ‘fight’. nickname for a person with a rasping voice, from Middle High German hesch ‘hoarse’.

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


Similar surnames: Hersch, Hensch, Hosch, Mensch, Dersch, Rensch, Haisch, Hansch, Kresch

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Where is the Heesch family from?

You can see how Heesch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heesch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Heesch families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 14 Heesch families living in Iowa. This was about 33% of all the recorded Heesch's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Heesch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heesch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heesch. 63% of Heesch men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Heesch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heesch were Farming and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    63%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Attendant
    11%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heesch 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 Heesch. 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 581 military records available for the last name Heesch. For the veterans among your Heesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heesch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Heesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Heesch in 1963 was 71, and 54 in 2003.

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