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Heidel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Heidrich or another name with the same first element, for example Heidebrecht.

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

Similar surnames: Seidel, Leidel, Hendel, Heindel, Heiden, Heisel, Heidler, Heide

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Where is the Heidel family from?

You can see how Heidel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heidel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Heidel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Heidel family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heidel's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Heidel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heidel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Heidel. 58% of Heidel men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Heidel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heidel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heidel. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Heidel. For the veterans among your Heidel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heidel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Heidel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Heidel in 1960 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

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