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Heimlich Family History

Heimlich Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a secretive person, from Middle High German heimelich, German heimlich ‘confidential’, ‘secret’.

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


Similar surnames: Freilich, Heilig, Redlich, Ehrlich, Beinlich, Weidlich, Gramlich

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Where is the Heimlich family from?

You can see how Heimlich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heimlich family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Heimlich families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Heimlich families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Heimlich's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Heimlich families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heimlich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heimlich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heimlich. 16% of Heimlich men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Heimlich women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heimlich were Farmer and Attendant.

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Attendant
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heimlich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heimlich 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 923 immigration records available for the last name Heimlich. 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 Heimlich. For the veterans among your Heimlich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heimlich lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Heimlich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Heimlich in 1955 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

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