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Heikes Family History

Heikes Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Heike . Compare Hykes . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Khayke a pet form of Khaye ‘life’ with the addition of the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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


Similar surnames: Hankes, Heiken, Heiss, Heike, Heine, Heise, Berkes, Heins, Henke

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Where is the Heikes family from?

You can see how Heikes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heikes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heikes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Heikes families living in East Lothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Heikes's in Scotland. East Lothian had the highest population of Heikes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heikes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heikes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Heikes. 34% of Heikes 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heikes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heikes 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Heikes. 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 775 military records available for the last name Heikes. For the veterans among your Heikes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heikes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heikes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Heikes in 1962 was 65, and 87 in 2004.

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