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Heise Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Heidrich. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Haiso.

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

Similar surnames: Heis, Heine, Heese, Heiss, Meise, Heide, Leise, Heit, Hees, Heisel

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Where is the Heise family from?

You can see how Heise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heise families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heise families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heise's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heise families in 1840.
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What did your Heise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heise. 23% of Heise men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Heise women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heise 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

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Heise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heise 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Heise. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Heise. For the veterans among your Heise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heise lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Heise in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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