Heineman Family History

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Heineman Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Heine, with the addition of man ‘man’. respelling of German Heinemann.

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

Similar surnames: Heinemann, Henneman, Heideman, Hegeman, Seideman, Feinman, Wireman

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Heineman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heineman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heineman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Heineman Family Origin

Where is the Heineman family from?

Heineman Family Occupations

What did your Heineman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heineman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Heineman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heineman. A less common occupation for the Heineman family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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

Heineman Historical Records

What Heineman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Heineman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heineman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heineman. 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 Heineman. For the veterans among your Heineman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heineman Life Expectancy

What is the average Heineman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Heineman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heineman in 1950 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heineman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heineman 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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