Hinz Family History

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Hinz Name Meaning

German and Danish: from a pet form of Heinrich.

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

Similar surnames: Hintz, Heinz, Hitz, Hink, Sinz, Heine, Linz, Hanz, Henz, Hinze

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Hinz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hinz name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Hinz Family Origin

Where is the Hinz family from?

Hinz Family Occupations

What did your Hinz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hinz family was Shoemaker. The most common Hinz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hinz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hinz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


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

Hinz Historical Records

What Hinz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hinz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinz 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hinz. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hinz. For the veterans among your Hinz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hinz Life Expectancy

What is the average Hinz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hinz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hinz in 1943 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hinz 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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