Heim Family History

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Heim Name Meaning

South German: from the Germanic personal name Haimo. Compare English Hammond Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Khayim, from Hebrew chayim ‘life’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Heim, from Old Norse heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or in some cases a more recent ornamental formation from heim ‘home’.

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

Similar surnames: Helm, Seim, Keim, Heit, Heid, Reim, Haim, Hein, Hamm, Beim

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Heim Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heim name?

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


  • Norway


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Heim Family Origin

Where is the Heim family from?

Heim Family Occupations

What did your Heim ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Butlers Wife and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heim. The most common Heim occupation in the UK was Baker. 13% of Heim's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Heim family was Cigar Merchant.

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  • Baker

  • Butlers Wife

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Cigar Merchant


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

Heim Historical Records

What Heim family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Heim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heim 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Heim. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Heim. For the veterans among your Heim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heim Life Expectancy

What is the average Heim lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Heim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Heim in 1942 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heim 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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