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Heidel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Heidrich or another name with the same first element, for example Heidebrecht.

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

Similar surnames: Seidel, Leidel, Hendel, Heindel, Heiden, Heisel, Heidler, Heide

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Where is the Heidel family from?

You can see how Heidel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heidel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Heidel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 73 Heidel families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Heidel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Heidel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heidel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heidel. 22% of Heidel men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Heidel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heidel were Farm Laborer and Nurse. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Heidel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heidel 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 Heidel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heidel. For the veterans among your Heidel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heidel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Heidel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Heidel in 1960 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

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