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Heid Family History

Heid Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath. German: from the medieval personal name Haido.

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


Similar surnames: Held, Heide, Seid, Heim, Heit, Wein, Feig, Heyd, Scheid, Hein

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Where is the Heid family from?

You can see how Heid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heid family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heid families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Heid family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Heid's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Heid families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heid surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heid ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heid. 21% of Heid men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Heid women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heid were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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What Heid family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Heid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heid 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heid. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Heid. For the veterans among your Heid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heid lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Heid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Heid in 1951 was 47, and 67 in 2004.

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