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Heider Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for a heath dweller a variant of Heide + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant; or a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Heide or Heidau (named with the same term); the placename is common in Silesia Saxony and Bohemia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heidler, Haider, Heier, Heide, Herder, Heiden, Helder, Seider, Weider

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Where is the Heider family from?

You can see how Heider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heider family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heider families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Heider families living in Quebec. This was about 65% of all the recorded Heider's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Heider families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heider ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Conducteur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Heider. 100% of Heider men worked as a Conducteur. .

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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

  • Conducteur
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Heider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heider 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heider. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Heider. For the veterans among your Heider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heider lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Heider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Heider in 1945 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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