Heider Family History

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Heider Name Meaning

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 the various places called Heide or Heidau (named with the same term); the place name is common in Silesia, Saxony, and Bohemia.

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


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

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Heider Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heider name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Norway

    4%

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Heider Family Origin

Where is the Heider family from?

Heider Family Occupations

What did your Heider ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heider family was Farming. The most common Heider occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Heider's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heider.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    6%

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

Heider Historical Records

What Heider family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Heider Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heider

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heider 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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