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Heil Family History

Heil Name Meaning

German:: from a pet form of Heinrich . from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the element heil ‘luck’ such as Heilmuth or female Heilwig.

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

Similar surnames: Hell, Peil, Hehl, Hein, Heit, Heis, Reil, Seil, Heyl, Ell

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Where is the Heil family from?

You can see how Heil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heil family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heil families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 38 Heil families living in London. This was about 36% of all the recorded Heil's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Heil families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heil surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heil ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Heil. 94% of Heil women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Caretaker
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Heil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heil 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 Heil. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Heil. For the veterans among your Heil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heil lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Heil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Heil in 1943 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

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