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Heyn Family History

Heyn Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant spelling of Hein.

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


Similar surnames: Heyne, Henn, Heyd, Hayn, Heys, Heun, Meyn, Heye, Hern, Hehn

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Where is the Heyn family from?

You can see how Heyn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heyn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Heyn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 41 Heyn families living in Wisconsin. This was about 23% of all the recorded Heyn's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Heyn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heyn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heyn. 19% of Heyn men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Heyn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heyn were Truck Driver 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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Heyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heyn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Heyn. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Heyn. For the veterans among your Heyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heyn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Heyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Heyn in 1943 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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