Hendershot Family History

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Hendershot Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hinderschied, a habitational name from an unidentified place (probably in the Middle Rhine area).

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

Similar surnames: Henderlight, Hendershott, Henshaw, Enderson, Wenderoth, Peterson

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Hendershot Family Origin

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Hendershot Family Occupations

What did your Hendershot ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hendershot occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Hendershot's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hendershot. A less common occupation for the Hendershot family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Hendershot Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Hendershot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hendershot 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 976 immigration records available for the last name Hendershot. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hendershot. For the veterans among your Hendershot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hendershot Life Expectancy

What is the average Hendershot lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hendershot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hendershot in 1945 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hendershot

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hendershot 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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