Heil Family History

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Heil Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Heinrich. Dutch and North German: from a short form of the Germanic female personal name Heila, derived from hail ‘whole’.

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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Heil Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heil name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heil. 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


  • France


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Heil Family Origin

Where is the Heil family from?

Heil Family Occupations

What did your Heil ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Heil occupation in the UK was Foreman To Bread Baker. 14% of Heil's were Foreman To Bread Bakers. Foreman To Bread Baker, Grinder (Artz) and Licensed Victualler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heil. A less common occupation for the Heil family was Master Baker.

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  • Foreman To Bread Baker

  • Grinder (Artz)

  • Licensed Victualler

  • Master Baker


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

Heil Historical Records

What Heil family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Heil. 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 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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Heil Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heil 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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