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Heinrich Family History

Heinrich Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Heinrich composed of the ancient Germanic elements haim heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’ (see also Henry ). In the Middle Ages this was the most popular of personal names in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Weinrich, Heidrich, Henrich, Helfrich, Herdrich, Weirich, Heinritz

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Where is the Heinrich family from?

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

What did your Heinrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heinrich. 18% of Heinrich men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Heinrich women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heinrich 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Heinrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heinrich 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Heinrich. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Heinrich. For the veterans among your Heinrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heinrich lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heinrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heinrich in 1944 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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