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Heininger Name Meaning

German:: variant of Heinig . habitational name for someone from any of the places in Württemberg and Hanover called Heiningen or from Heining in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Deininger, Henninger, Reininger, Heidinger, Leininger, Weininger

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Where is the Heininger family from?

You can see how Heininger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heininger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Heininger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heininger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Heininger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heininger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heininger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heininger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heininger. 23% of Heininger men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Heininger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heininger were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Topper
    30%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heininger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heininger 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 497 immigration records available for the last name Heininger. 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 Heininger. For the veterans among your Heininger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heininger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heininger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heininger in 1940 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

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