Hedlund Family History

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Hedlund Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements hed ‘heath’, ‘moor’ + lund ‘grove’.

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

Similar surnames: Edlund, Heglund, Eklund, Hoglund, Haglund, Fredlund, Swedlund, Oslund

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Hedlund Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hedlund name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Hedlund Family Origin

Where is the Hedlund family from?

Hedlund Family Occupations

What did your Hedlund ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hedlund family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Comon Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hedlund. The most common Hedlund occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Hedlund's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Comon Labor

  • Farming


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

Hedlund Historical Records

What Hedlund family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Hedlund. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedlund 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedlund. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hedlund. For the veterans among your Hedlund ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hedlund Life Expectancy

What is the average Hedlund lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hedlund life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hedlund in 1945 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hedlund

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hedlund 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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