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Hein Family History

Hein Name Meaning

German Dutch Danish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Heinrich (see Henry ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heine, Heino, Wein, Heil, Henn, Thein, Mein, Heinz, Lein, Heien

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Where is the Hein family from?

You can see how Hein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Hein families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hein's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hein families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hein. 20% of Hein men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hein women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hein 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Hein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hein 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Hein. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Hein. For the veterans among your Hein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hein lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Hein in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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