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Heiler Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for someone who castrated animals from an agent derivative of heilen ‘to cut’.

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


Similar surnames: Heizer, Theiler, Hegler, Keiler, Seiler, Feiler, Heier, Hemler

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Where is the Heiler family from?

You can see how Heiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heiler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heiler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Heiler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heiler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heiler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heiler. 31% of Heiler men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Heiler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heiler were Janitor and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Janitor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heiler 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 771 immigration records available for the last name Heiler. 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 Heiler. For the veterans among your Heiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heiler lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Heiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heiler in 1960 was 57, and 89 in 2004.

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