Heidel Family History

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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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Heidel Family Origin

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Heidel Family Occupations

What did your Heidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heidel family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heidel. The most common Heidel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Heidel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Heidel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Heidel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Heidel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heidel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heidel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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