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Heine Family History

Heine Name Meaning

German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the personal name Heinrich . Compare Hainey and Heiney . Germanized form of Sorbian Hajna and Hejna and also of Hajno and Hejno: from a shortened and altered form of the German personal name Heinrich .

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


Similar surnames: Hein, Heino, Heinz, Heise, Henne, Heinke, Heinle, Heins, Heide

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Where is the Heine family from?

You can see how Heine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heine families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Heine's in USA. New York had the highest population of Heine families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heine surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heine. 21% of Heine men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Heine women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heine were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Heine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heine 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 Heine. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Heine. For the veterans among your Heine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heine lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Heine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heine in 1947 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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