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Heide Name Meaning

German and Jewish: variant of Heid. Dutch and Danish: topographic name for a dweller on moorland, from Middle Dutch heede, heyde, Danish heyde ‘heath’, ‘heather’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Heie, from Old Norse heiðr ‘heath’, ‘moor’.

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

Similar surnames: Heiden, Heid, Heider, Eide, Heyde, Weide, Velde, Hege, Heise, Seide

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Where is the Heide family from?

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

What did your Heide ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heide. 22% of Heide men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Heide women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heide were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Heide. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heide 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Heide. 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 Heide. For the veterans among your Heide ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heide lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heide life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Heide in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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