Hedge Family History

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Hedge Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge, Middle English hegg(e). In the early Middle Ages, hedges were not merely dividers between fields, but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure.

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

Similar surnames: Edge, Lodge, Wedge, Hege, Hodge, Hegel, Enge, Berge, Hedger, Hecke

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Hedge Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hedge name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hedge. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hedge Family Origin

Where is the Hedge family from?

Hedge Family Occupations

What did your Hedge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Sawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hedge. A less common occupation for the Hedge family was Blacksmith. The most common Hedge occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Hedge's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Sawyer

  • Blacksmith


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

Hedge Historical Records

What Hedge family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Hedge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedge 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedge. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hedge. For the veterans among your Hedge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hedge Life Expectancy

What is the average Hedge lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hedge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hedge in 1949 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hedge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hedge 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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