Hegler Family History

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Hegler Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, variant spelling of Hägler (see Hagler). South German: from Middle High German hagen ‘breeding bull’, an occupational nickname for the owner of such an animal. North German: habitational name for someone from Hegel near Oldenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Hagler, Heller, Heger, Hegner, Pegler, Hegel, Segler, Hemler, Feller

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Hegler Family Origin

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Hegler Family Occupations

What did your Hegler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hegler. 29% of Hegler men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Hegler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hegler were Farming and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Secretary
    18%
  • Seamstress
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hegler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hegler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegler 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Hegler. 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 Hegler. For the veterans among your Hegler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hegler Life Expectancy

What is the average Hegler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hegler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hegler in 1958 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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