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Heiden Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named, for example in Westphalia and Switzerland. German: nickname from Middle High German heiden ‘heathen’, Old High German heidano, apparently a derivative of heida ‘heath’, modeled on Latin paganus (see Pain 1). The nickname was sometimes used to refer to a Christian knight who had been on a Crusade to fight in the Holy Land. Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; possibly a shortened form of any of various ornamental names formed with German Heide- ‘heath’, for example Heidenberg, Heidenkorn, Heidenkrug, Heidenwurzel. English: variant spelling of Hayden. Dutch: shortened form of vanderHeiden.

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


Similar surnames: Heide, Hedden, Heien, Weiden, Heider, Eden, Heyden, Heiken, Weide

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Heiden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heiden name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Norway

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Heiden Family Origin

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Heiden Family Occupations

What did your Heiden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heiden. The most common Heiden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Heiden's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heiden family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cooper

    3%

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Heiden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Heiden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heiden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heiden. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heiden. For the veterans among your Heiden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heiden Life Expectancy

What is the average Heiden lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heiden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heiden in 1944 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heiden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heiden 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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