Hiner Family History

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Hiner Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): of uncertain origin, possibly an occupational name for a peasant or agricultural laborer, a variant of Hine, with the addition of the Middle English agent suffix -er. Americanized spelling of German Heiner.

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

Similar surnames: Hine, Hines, Miner, Finer, Honer, Hayer, Kiner, Hirner, Viner, Winer

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Hiner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hiner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hiner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hiner Family Origin

Where is the Hiner family from?

Hiner Family Occupations

What did your Hiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hiner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Hiner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hiner family was Laborer. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hiner.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Hiner Historical Records

What Hiner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiner 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 883 immigration records available for the last name Hiner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hiner. For the veterans among your Hiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hiner Life Expectancy

What is the average Hiner lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hiner in 1950 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hiner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hiner 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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