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Hegeman Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from a farm so named in Overijssel from Middle Dutch hege hage ‘hedge’ + man ‘man’. See also Hageman . Americanized form of German Hegemann a cognate of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hageman, Hegemann, Hagemann, Begeman, Hagman, Hegman, Helman, Beeman

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Where is the Hegeman family from?

You can see how Hegeman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hegeman family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hegeman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Hegeman families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Hegeman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hegeman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hegeman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hegeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hegeman. 20% of Hegeman men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Hegeman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hegeman were Farmer and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hegeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegeman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hegeman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hegeman. For the veterans among your Hegeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hegeman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hegeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hegeman in 1950 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

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