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Heins Family History

Heins Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Frisian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Hein.

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


Similar surnames: Heine, Beins, Heino, Hein, Heims, Heiss, Reins, Heinz, Weins, Heinen

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Where is the Heins family from?

You can see how Heins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heins families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Heins families living in Quebec. This was about 29% of all the recorded Heins's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Heins families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heins ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Heins. 67% of Heins men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Heins women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heins were Labourer and 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Agent
    17%
  • Labourer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Heins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heins 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Heins. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Heins. For the veterans among your Heins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Heins in 1944 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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