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Heestand Family History

Heestand Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Heistand, Hestand, Hiestand, Hegstad, Husband, Hofstad, Helland

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Where is the Heestand family from?

You can see how Heestand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heestand family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Heestand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Heestand family living in Devon. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heestand's in United Kingdom. Devon and 1 other county had the highest population of Heestand families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heestand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heestand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Teacher was the top reported job for people in the USA named Heestand. 100% of Heestand women worked as a Teacher. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Heestand family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 604 census records available for the last name Heestand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heestand 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 19 immigration records available for the last name Heestand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 57 military records available for the last name Heestand. For the veterans among your Heestand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heestand lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Heestand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heestand in 1966 was 62, and 73 in 2003.

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