Heikes Family History

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Heikes Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Heike (see Heick). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Khayke, a pet form of Khaye, ‘life’, with the addition of the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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

Similar surnames: Hankes, Heiken, Heiss, Heike, Heine, Heise, Berkes, Heins, Henke

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Heikes Family Origin

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Heikes Family Occupations

What did your Heikes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farmer & Nursery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heikes. The most common Heikes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Heikes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heikes family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer & Nursery

  • Laborer


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

Heikes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heikes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heikes 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Heikes. 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 775 military records available for the last name Heikes. For the veterans among your Heikes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heikes Life Expectancy

What is the average Heikes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heikes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Heikes in 1962 was 65, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heikes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heikes 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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