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Heyde Surname Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath unprotected open country a variant of Heide .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heyd, Heide, Heyden, Hyde, Heyne, Heye, Heydt, Helder, Heyse, Heyder

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Where is the Heyde family from?

You can see how Heyde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heyde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heyde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Heyde families living in Quebec. This was about 45% of all the recorded Heyde's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Heyde families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heyde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heyde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heyde. 25% of Heyde men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Heyde women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heyde were Janitor and Cook. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Dictaphone Operator
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Heyde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heyde 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heyde. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heyde. For the veterans among your Heyde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heyde lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heyde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Heyde in 1962 was 81, and 83 in 2004.

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