Heichel Family History

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Heichel Name Meaning

German: presumably from a pet form of the personal name Hugo (see Hugh), but also a variant of Heick and Heike.

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

Similar surnames: Reichel, Weichel, Heidel, Michel, Richel, Heindel, Peschel, Heinzel

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Heichel Family Origin

Where is the Heichel family from?

Heichel Family Occupations

What did your Heichel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heichel. A less common occupation for the Heichel family was Carpenter. The most common Heichel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Heichel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Painter

  • Carpenter


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

Heichel Historical Records

What Heichel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heichel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heichel 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 152 immigration records available for the last name Heichel. 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 526 military records available for the last name Heichel. For the veterans among your Heichel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heichel Life Expectancy

What is the average Heichel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heichel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Heichel in 1962 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heichel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heichel 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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