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Heisel Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: from a pet form of Heiss. South German: topographic name meaning ‘little house’, an unrounded form of Häusel, diminutive of Haus.

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


Similar surnames: Heibel, Heusel, Heidel, Meisel, Hegel, Hensel, Heiser, Hessel, Heise

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Where is the Heisel family from?

You can see how Heisel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heisel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Heisel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 80 Heisel families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Heisel's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Heisel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heisel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heisel. 24% of Heisel men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Heisel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heisel were Owner and Typist.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Owner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Typist
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Heisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heisel 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 885 immigration records available for the last name Heisel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Heisel. For the veterans among your Heisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heisel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Heisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Heisel in 1951 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

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