Heinrich Family History

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Heinrich Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from personal name Heinrich, composed of the Germanic elements haim, heim ‘home’ + ric ‘power’. In the Middle Ages this was the most popular of personal names in Germany. See also Henry.

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

Similar surnames: Weinrich, Heidrich, Henrich, Helfrich, Herdrich, Weirich, Heinritz

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Heinrich Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heinrich name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heinrich. 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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Heinrich Family Origin

Where is the Heinrich family from?

Heinrich Family Occupations

What did your Heinrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Heinrich family was Factory Hand. The most common Heinrich occupation in Canada was Scholar. 20% of Heinrich's were Scholars. Scholar, Labourer and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heinrich.

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  • Scholar

  • Labourer

  • Dress Maker

  • Factory Hand


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

Heinrich Historical Records

What Heinrich family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Heinrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heinrich 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Heinrich. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Heinrich. For the veterans among your Heinrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heinrich Life Expectancy

What is the average Heinrich lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heinrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heinrich in 1944 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heinrich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heinrich 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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