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Heim Name Meaning

South German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Haimo a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Khayim from Hebrew ḥayim ‘life’. See also Kaim . 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Heim family from?

You can see how Heim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heim families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Heim families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 68% of all the recorded Heim's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heim families in 1840.
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What did your Heim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heim. 15% of Heim men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Heim women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heim were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Heim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heim 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Heim. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Heim. For the veterans among your Heim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heim lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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