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Heike Name Meaning

North German: variant of Heick. Common Sino-Japanese reading of the characters meaning ‘Taira family’. They are sometimes called the Heishi, with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Helke, Heikes, Heiken, Heide, Deike, Henke, Heise, Hecke, Hilke

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Where is the Heike family from?

You can see how Heike families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heike family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Heike families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Heike families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heike's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Heike families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heike surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heike ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heike. 45% of Heike men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    45%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heike. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heike 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 789 immigration records available for the last name Heike. 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 415 military records available for the last name Heike. For the veterans among your Heike ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heike lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Heike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Heike in 1963 was 74, and 83 in 2004.

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