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Heit Family History

Heit Name Meaning

German:: from a short form of an ancient 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Heit family from?

You can see how Heit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heit families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Heit family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Heit's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heit families in 1840.
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What did your Heit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heit. 27% of Heit men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Heit women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heit were Operator and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 6,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

There are 5,000 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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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.

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