Heimer Family History

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Heimer Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Heimbert, composed of the Germanic elements heim ‘(farm) house’, ‘home’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’.

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

Similar surnames: Heimerl, Eimer, Reimer, Hemmer, Helmer, Weimer, Geimer, Heise, Heiler

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Heimer Family Origin

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Heimer Family Occupations

What did your Heimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heimer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Heimer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heimer family was Barber. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heimer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Barber


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

Heimer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Heimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heimer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heimer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Heimer. For the veterans among your Heimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Heimer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Heimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Heimer in 1959 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heimer 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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