Heit Name Meaning

from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with heid ‘heath’ as the first element, or derived from Old High German heit ‘specimen’, ‘being’, ‘character’. habitational name from a place so named, near Bremervörde in Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Heim, Heil, Heist, Hett, Hain, Heid, Hein, Heis, Thein, Belt

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Heit Family Origin

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Heit Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Shoemaker

    6%

In 1880, the most common Heit occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Heit's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heit family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heit.

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Heit Historical Records

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Heit Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Heit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Heit in 1945 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heit

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