Heister Family History

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Heister Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Hester 1.

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


Similar surnames: Hester, Mester, Heisner, Heisser, Heiter, Eister, Heiser, Leister

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Heister Family Origin

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Heister Family Occupations

What did your Heister ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heister occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Heister's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heister. A less common occupation for the Heister family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Heister Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heister. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heister census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Heister

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Heister. 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 Heister. For the veterans among your Heister ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heister Life Expectancy

What is the average Heister lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Heister life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Heister in 1954 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heister

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heister 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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