Heien Family History

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Heien Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in Agder and southwestern Norway, so named from the definite singular form of hei ‘heath’, ‘moor’. German: from a short form of any of the Germanic compound personal names formed with hag ‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Heiken, Heiden, Heier, Lien, Heit, Hein, Wein, Hearn, Hain, Eiken

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Heien Family Origin

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Heien Family Occupations

What did your Heien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heien occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Heien's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer


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

Heien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heien census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 266 immigration records available for the last name Heien. 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 241 military records available for the last name Heien. For the veterans among your Heien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heien Life Expectancy

What is the average Heien lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Heien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Heien in 1958 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heien 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.

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