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Heying Family History

Heying Name Meaning

German (Westphalia): from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hagi ‘enclosure fenced area’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Bering, Herring, Helin, Hoving, Oeding, Heine, Heino, Haling, Eyring

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Where is the Heying family from?

You can see how Heying families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heying family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Heying families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 35 Heying families living in Missouri. This was about 90% of all the recorded Heying's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Heying families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heying surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heying ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heying. 31% of Heying men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Heying women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heying were Farming and Bookkeeper. .

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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%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    37%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heying. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heying 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 171 immigration records available for the last name Heying. 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 701 military records available for the last name Heying. For the veterans among your Heying ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heying lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Heying life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Heying in 1956 was 61, and 73 in 2004.

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