Heeter Family History

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Heeter Name Meaning

North German: habitational name for someone from Heeten in the Netherlands near Deventer. English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Hayter. Compare Heater.

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

Similar surnames: Hester, Herter, Heter, Heater, Deeter, Hegner, Hoster, Nester, Heeke

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Heeter Family Origin

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Heeter Family Occupations

What did your Heeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heeter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Heeter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heeter. A less common occupation for the Heeter family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Heeter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Heeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heeter 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 306 immigration records available for the last name Heeter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Heeter. For the veterans among your Heeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heeter Life Expectancy

What is the average Heeter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Heeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Heeter in 1942 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heeter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heeter 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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