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Heinkel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Heinzel, Heindel, Henkel, Heinke, Heinle, Henke, Kenkel, Reindel

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Where is the Heinkel family from?

You can see how Heinkel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heinkel family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Heinkel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Heinkel families living in Missouri. This was about 47% of all the recorded Heinkel's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Heinkel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heinkel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heinkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heinkel. 18% of Heinkel men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Heinkel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heinkel were Butcher 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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Butcher
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heinkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heinkel 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 471 immigration records available for the last name Heinkel. 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 902 military records available for the last name Heinkel. For the veterans among your Heinkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heinkel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Heinkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Heinkel in 1963 was 41, and 63 in 2004.

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