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Heiken Family History

Heiken Name Meaning

East Frisian and North German: patronymic from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Haio a short form of a compound personal name formed with hag- ‘enclosure fenced area’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Heien, Heikes, Heiden, Geiken, Heise, Eiben, Heidel, Heinen, Eike

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Where is the Heiken family from?

You can see how Heiken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heiken family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Heiken families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Heiken families living in Illinois. This was about 29% of all the recorded Heiken's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Heiken families in 1880.
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What did your Heiken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heiken. 50% of Heiken men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Heiken women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farm Work
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heiken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heiken 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 123 immigration records available for the last name Heiken. 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 220 military records available for the last name Heiken. For the veterans among your Heiken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heiken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Heiken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Heiken in 1963 was 64, and 65 in 2003.

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