Heckman Family History

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Heckman Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone living near a hedge, from Middle Dutch hecke, hegge ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’. Altered spelling of German Heckmann.

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

Similar surnames: Hackman, Heckmann, Hockman, Hickman, Beckman, Hegeman, Boeckman

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Heckman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heckman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heckman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Heckman Family Origin

Where is the Heckman family from?

Heckman Family Occupations

What did your Heckman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Maker, Dressmaker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heckman. A less common occupation for the Heckman family was Meat Salesman. The most common Heckman occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 13% of Heckman's were Boot Makers.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Dressmaker

  • Laborer

  • Meat Salesman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Heckman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Heckman Historical Records

What Heckman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Heckman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heckman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Heckman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Heckman. For the veterans among your Heckman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heckman Life Expectancy

What is the average Heckman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heckman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heckman in 1940 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heckman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heckman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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