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Heyd Family History

Heyd Name Meaning

German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, a variant of Heid or Heide.

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


Similar surnames: Heyde, Hey, Herd, Heid, Held, Head, Heye, Heydt, Heyn, Fey

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Where is the Heyd family from?

You can see how Heyd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heyd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heyd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Heyd family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Heyd's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heyd families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heyd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heyd. 31% of Heyd men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Heyd women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heyd were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    31%
  • Farming
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Laundress
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heyd 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 Heyd. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heyd. For the veterans among your Heyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heyd lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Heyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Heyd in 1951 was 59, and 91 in 2004.

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