Hegg Family History

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Hegg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from hegg ‘bird cherry (tree)’. Respelling of Swedish Hägg, an ornamental name of the same etymology as 1. Swiss German: spelling variant of Heck 2.

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

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

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Hegg Family Origin

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Hegg Family Occupations

What did your Hegg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hegg occupation in the UK was Coachman Domes Serv. 14% of Hegg's were Coachman Domes Servs. A less common occupation for the Hegg family was Kept By Son. Coachman Domes Serv, Gen Lab and House Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hegg.

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  • Coachman Domes Serv

  • Gen Lab

  • House Agent

  • Kept By Son


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

Hegg Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hegg. 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 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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Hegg Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hegg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hegg 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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