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Heiden Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named for example in Westphalia and Switzerland. German: nickname from Middle High German heiden ‘heathen’ Old High German heidano apparently a derivative of heida ‘heath’ modeled on Latin paganus (see Payen ). The nickname was sometimes used to refer to a Christian knight who had been on a Crusade to fight in the Holy Land. Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly a shortened form of any of various artificial names formed with German Heide- ‘heath’ for example Heidenberg Heidenkorn Heidenkrug Heidenwurzel. English: variant of Hayden . Dutch: variant of Vanderheiden .

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


Similar surnames: Heide, Hedden, Heien, Weiden, Heider, Eden, Heyden, Heiken, Weide

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Where is the Heiden family from?

You can see how Heiden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heiden family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Heiden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 129 Heiden families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Heiden's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Heiden families in 1880.
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What did your Heiden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heiden. 26% of Heiden men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Heiden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heiden were Farming and Housework. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heiden. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Heiden. For the veterans among your Heiden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heiden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heiden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heiden in 1944 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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