Heis Family History

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Heis Name Meaning

South German (Bavarian and Swabian): from a short form of the personal name Matheis (see Matthias). North German: variant of Heise.

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


Similar surnames: Heiss, Heil, Reis, Meis, Hess, Heims, Hees, Heise, Hein, Heit

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Heis Family Origin

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Heis Family Occupations

What did your Heis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heis family was Keeping House. Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heis. The most common Heis occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Heis's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Heis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Heis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heis. For the veterans among your Heis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heis Life Expectancy

What is the average Heis lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Heis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heis in 1961 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heis 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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