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Heidler Name Meaning

derivative of the personal name Heidel, a pet form of Heidrich. topographic name for a heath dweller, from Middle High German heide ‘heath’ + -(l)er suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Heider, Seidler, Hendler, Heide, Zeidler, Heidel, Geisler, Hiller

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Where is the Heidler family from?

You can see how Heidler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heidler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heidler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Heidler families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Heidler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heidler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heidler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heidler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heidler. 35% of Heidler men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Heidler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heidler were Farmer and Stengrapher.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Stengrapher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heidler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heidler 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 371 immigration records available for the last name Heidler. 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 Heidler. For the veterans among your Heidler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heidler lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Heidler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Heidler in 1961 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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