Heitland Family History

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Heitland Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German heide ‘heath’, ‘wasteland’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Heiland, Heitmann, Weinland, Hetland, Eiland, Pentland, Teigland

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Heitland Family Origin

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Heitland Family Occupations

What did your Heitland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heitland occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Heitland's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Heitland family was Tailor. Carpenter, Farmer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heitland.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Tailor


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

Heitland Historical Records

What Heitland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heitland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heitland 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 306 immigration records available for the last name Heitland. 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 212 military records available for the last name Heitland. For the veterans among your Heitland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heitland Life Expectancy

What is the average Heitland lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Heitland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Heitland in 1960 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heitland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heitland 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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