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Heidinger Name Meaning

South German: probably a habitational name for someone from a lost or unidentified place called Heiding or a variant of Haidinger a topographic name for a heath dweller (in open country).

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


Similar surnames: Reidinger, Heininger, Meidinger, Weidinger, Hedinger, Reininger

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Where is the Heidinger family from?

You can see how Heidinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heidinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heidinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heidinger families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Heidinger's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Heidinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heidinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heidinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heidinger. 17% of Heidinger men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Heidinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heidinger were Barber and Canner. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Barber
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Telephone Operator
    16%
  • Canner
    16%
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What Heidinger family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heidinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heidinger 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 666 immigration records available for the last name Heidinger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heidinger. For the veterans among your Heidinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heidinger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heidinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Heidinger in 1962 was 51, and 62 in 2004.

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