Heist Family History

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Heist Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place so named near Hamburg.

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

Similar surnames: Heit, Deist, Geist, Hees, Weiss, Reis, Heise, Heiss, Hust, Heis

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Heist Family Origin

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Heist Family Occupations

What did your Heist ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Heist occupation in the UK was Former Cariage Cleaner (In Coach Wk). 50% of Heist's were Former Cariage Cleaner (In Coach Wk)s. Former Cariage Cleaner (In Coach Wk) and Loader were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Heist.

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  • Former Cariage Cleaner (In Coach Wk)

  • Loader


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

Heist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Heist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heist 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 943 immigration records available for the last name Heist. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Heist. For the veterans among your Heist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heist Life Expectancy

What is the average Heist lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Heist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Heist in 1946 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heist 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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