Hertel Family History

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Hertel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of a personal name based on the Germanic element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Compare Hard 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hartel, Haertel, Herpel, Herbel, Herfel, Ertel, Bertel, Oertel

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Hertel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hertel name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Hertel Family Origin

Where is the Hertel family from?

Hertel Family Occupations

What did your Hertel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hertel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Hertel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hertel. A less common occupation for the Hertel family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper


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

Hertel Historical Records

What Hertel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Hertel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hertel 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 Hertel. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hertel. For the veterans among your Hertel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hertel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hertel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hertel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hertel in 1944 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hertel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hertel 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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