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Heitz Family History

Heitz Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from a dialect variation of the personal name Heinz.

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


Similar surnames: Reitz, Beitz, Seitz, Hertz, Keitz, Heinz, Heit, Weitz, Hitz, Hentz

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Where is the Heitz family from?

You can see how Heitz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heitz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heitz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Heitz family living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Heitz's in the USA. Missouri and 2 other states had the highest population of Heitz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heitz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heitz. 21% of Heitz men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Heitz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heitz were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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What Heitz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Heitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heitz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heitz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heitz. For the veterans among your Heitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heitz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Heitz in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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