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Hiner Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire): possibly an occupational name for an agricultural laborer a variant of Hine with the addition of the Middle English agent suffix -er. Americanized form of German Heiner .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Hiner family from?

You can see how Hiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hiner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Hiner families living in Virginia. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hiner's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hiner families in 1840.
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What did your Hiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hiner. 23% of Hiner men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hiner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hiner were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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