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Heims Family History

Heims Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Heimbert (see Heier).

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


Similar surnames: Herms, Heis, Heiss, Helms, Heins, Beins, Heick, Helm, Heine, Heim

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Where is the Heims family from?

You can see how Heims families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heims family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heims families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heims families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Heims's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heims families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heims surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heims ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heims. 36% of Heims men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Heims women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heims were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Painter
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heims. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heims 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 664 immigration records available for the last name Heims. 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 Heims. For the veterans among your Heims ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heims lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heims life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heims in 1962 was 78, and 23 in 2004.

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