Heilig Family History

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Heilig Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German heilec, German heilig ‘holy’, a nickname for a pious person or someone with a trusting temperament.

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


Similar surnames: Heiliger, Selig, Neidig, Heglin, Seelig, Reisig, Leidig, Helling

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Heilig Family Origin

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Heilig Family Occupations

What did your Heilig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heilig. 19% of Heilig men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Heilig women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heilig were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Heilig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Heilig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heilig 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Heilig. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heilig. For the veterans among your Heilig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heilig Life Expectancy

What is the average Heilig lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heilig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Heilig in 1944 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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