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Heidelberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the places named Heidelberg, of which the best-known example is in Baden.

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


Similar surnames: Heidelberger, Seidenberg, Eichelberg, Weisenberg, Eisenberg, Helberg

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Heidelberg Family Origin

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Heidelberg Family Occupations

What did your Heidelberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Musician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heidelberg. A less common occupation for the Heidelberg family was Tailor. The most common Heidelberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Heidelberg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Musician

    10%
  • Tailor

    10%

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

Heidelberg Historical Records

What Heidelberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heidelberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heidelberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Heidelberg

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Heidelberg. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heidelberg. For the veterans among your Heidelberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heidelberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Heidelberg lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Heidelberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Heidelberg in 1958 was 72, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heidelberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heidelberg 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.

Famous Heidelberg Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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