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Heier Name Meaning

South German: generally a variant of Hauer, but in some cases an occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger’, ‘guard’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named in the Oslofjord region. The place name is from the plural of Old Norse heiðr ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Dutch and German: variant of Heyer 3–5.

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


Similar surnames: Heyer, Heien, Heuer, Meier, Heider, Leier, Heger, Zeier, Heber, Neier

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Where is the Heier family from?

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

What did your Heier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heier. 29% of Heier men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Heier women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heier were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Heier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heier. 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 Heier. For the veterans among your Heier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Heier in 1948 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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