Heit Family History

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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

What did your Heit ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Shoemaker

    6%

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

Heit Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Heit Life Expectancy

What is the average Heit lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heit

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heit 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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