Heitmeyer Family History

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Heitmeyer Name Meaning

German: distinguishing nickname for a farmer whose land included heathland, from Middle Low German heide ‘heath’, ‘wasteland’ + Meyer.

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

Similar surnames: Reitmeier, Heinemeyer, Holtmeyer, Tiemeyer, Niemeyer, Hagemeyer

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Heitmeyer Family Origin

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Heitmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Heitmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heitmeyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Heitmeyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Boot And Shoe Merchant and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heitmeyer. A less common occupation for the Heitmeyer family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot And Shoe Merchant

  • Clergyman

  • Shoe Maker


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

Heitmeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heitmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heitmeyer 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Heitmeyer. 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 315 military records available for the last name Heitmeyer. For the veterans among your Heitmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heitmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Heitmeyer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heitmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heitmeyer in 1962 was 80, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heitmeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heitmeyer 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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