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Hegg Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from hegg ‘bird cherry (tree)’. Swedish: variant of Hägg (see Hagg ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Swiss German: variant of Heck

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

Similar surnames: Hegge, Hagg, Hege, Heeg, Hogg, Hees, Haga, Rygg, Feig, Wege

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Where is the Hegg family from?

You can see how Hegg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hegg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hegg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Hegg families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Hegg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hegg families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hegg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hegg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hegg. 100% of Hegg men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hegg women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hegg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegg 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 Hegg. 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 Hegg. For the veterans among your Hegg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hegg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hegg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Hegg in 1952 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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