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Heinlein Family History

Heinlein Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Heinle, Hertlein, Heinzel, Heinsen, Heinke, Koehnlein, Heine, Uehlein

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Where is the Heinlein family from?

You can see how Heinlein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heinlein family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Heinlein families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Heinlein family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Heinlein's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Heinlein families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heinlein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heinlein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heinlein. 17% of Heinlein men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Heinlein women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heinlein were Manager and Secretary. .

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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
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Heinlein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heinlein 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heinlein. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Heinlein. For the veterans among your Heinlein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heinlein lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Heinlein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Heinlein in 1943 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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