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Heider Name Meaning

German: topographic name for a heath dweller, a variant of Heide + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant; or a habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Heide or Heidau (named with the same term); the place name is common in Silesia, Saxony, and Bohemia.

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


Similar surnames: Heidler, Haider, Heier, Heide, Herder, Heiden, Helder, Seider, Weider

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Where is the Heider family from?

You can see how Heider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heider family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heider families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Heider family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Heider's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Heider families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heider. 19% of Heider men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Heider women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heider were Proprietor and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Heider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heider 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heider. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Heider. For the veterans among your Heider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heider lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Heider in 1945 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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