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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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Heier Family Origin

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Heier Family Occupations

What did your Heier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heier. The most common Heier occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Heier's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Heier family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Carpenter

    10%

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

Heier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Heier Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heier 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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