Heim Name Meaning

South German: from the Germanic personal name Haimo. Compare English Hammond Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Khayim, from Hebrew chayim ‘life’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Heim, from Old Norse heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or in some cases a more recent ornamental formation from heim ‘home’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Seim, Keim, Heit, Heid, Reim, Haim, Hein, Hamm, Beim

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Heim Family Origin

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Heim Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Heim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Heim's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heim. A less common occupation for the Heim family was Keeping House.

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Heim Historical Records

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Heim Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Heim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Heim in 1942 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heim

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