Heitz Family History

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Heitz Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from a dialect variation of the personal name Heinz.

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

Similar surnames: Reitz, Beitz, Seitz, Hertz, Keitz, Heinz, Heit, Weitz, Hitz, Hentz

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Heitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heitz name?

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


  • Italy


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Heitz Family Origin

Where is the Heitz family from?

Heitz Family Occupations

What did your Heitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heitz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Heitz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heitz family was Stone Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heitz.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Stone Mason


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

Heitz Historical Records

What Heitz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Heitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heitz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heitz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heitz. For the veterans among your Heitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Heitz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Heitz in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heitz 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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