Heinz Family History

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Heinz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Heinrich.

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

Similar surnames: Heino, Hein, Heine, Hinz, Heinzel, Heinze, Wein, Heitz, Heins, Neitz

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Heinz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heinz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heinz. 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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Heinz Family Origin

Where is the Heinz family from?

Heinz Family Occupations

What did your Heinz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot Finisher, Carman and Dock Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heinz. A less common occupation for the Heinz family was Pedlar. The most common Heinz occupation in the UK was Boot Finisher. 17% of Heinz's were Boot Finishers.

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  • Boot Finisher

  • Carman

  • Dock Clerk

  • Pedlar


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

Heinz Historical Records

What Heinz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Heinz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heinz 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Heinz. 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 Heinz. For the veterans among your Heinz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heinz Life Expectancy

What is the average Heinz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Heinz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heinz in 1946 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heinz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heinz 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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