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Heier Name Meaning

South German: generally a variant of Heuer but in some cases an occupational name from Middle High German heie ‘ranger guard’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named in the Oslofjord region. The placename is from the plural of Old Norse heithr ‘heath moor’. Dutch and German: variant of Heyer 3–5.

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

Similar surnames: Heyer, Heien, Heuer, Meier, Heider, Leier, Heger, Zeier, Heber, Neier

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Where is the Heier family from?

You can see how Heier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Heier families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Heier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Heier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Heier. 60% of Heier 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
  • Farming
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Heier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heier 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 Heier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heier. For the veterans among your Heier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Heier in 1948 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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