Hein Family History

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Hein Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich (see Henry 1).

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

Similar surnames: Heine, Heino, Wein, Heil, Henn, Thein, Mein, Heinz, Lein, Heien

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Hein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hein name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Hein Family Origin

Where is the Hein family from?

Hein Family Occupations

What did your Hein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hein occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Hein's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hein family was Plasterer. Farmer, Carpenter and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hein.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Student

  • Plasterer


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

Hein Historical Records

What Hein family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Hein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hein 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Hein. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Hein. For the veterans among your Hein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hein Life Expectancy

What is the average Hein lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Hein in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hein 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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