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Heitmann Name Meaning

German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath from Middle Low German heide ‘heath moor’ (see Heid ) + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Heilmann, Heidemann, Heitzmann, Heckmann, Heitland, Heimann, Hellmann

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Where is the Heitmann family from?

You can see how Heitmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heitmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Heitmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Heitmann families living in London. This was about 48% of all the recorded Heitmann's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Heitmann families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heitmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heitmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heitmann. 25% of Heitmann men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Heitmann women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heitmann were Machinist and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Typist
    18%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Heitmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heitmann 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Heitmann. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Heitmann. For the veterans among your Heitmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heitmann lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Heitmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heitmann in 1951 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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