Hegner Family History

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Hegner Name Meaning

German: variant of Heger. German: habitational name from Hegnau near Zurich, or Hegne on Lake Constance. Danish: topographic name from hegen ‘hedge’ + agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Hegler, Heger, Henner, Gegner, Egner, Hagner, Regner, Hege, Depner

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Hegner Family Origin

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Hegner Family Occupations

What did your Hegner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hegner occupation in the USA was Shoemaker. 11% of Hegner's were Shoemakers. A less common occupation for the Hegner family was Farmer. Shoemaker, Carpenter and Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hegner.

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  • Shoemaker

  • Carpenter

  • Carriage Maker

  • Farmer


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

Hegner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hegner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegner 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 919 immigration records available for the last name Hegner. 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 Card

There are 933 military records available for the last name Hegner. For the veterans among your Hegner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hegner Life Expectancy

What is the average Hegner lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hegner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hegner in 1960 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hegner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hegner 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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