Herwig Family History

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Herwig Name Meaning

German (central eastern) and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wig ‘war’.

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

Similar surnames: Helwig, Gerwig, Herzig, Helvig, Herring, Hartwig, Herling, Hertig

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Herwig Family Origin

Where is the Herwig family from?

Herwig Family Occupations

What did your Herwig ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, laborer Heavy Works and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Herwig. 4% of Herwig men worked as a laborer Heavy Works and 48% of Herwig women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herwig were Cabinet Maker Retired and Cig Examiner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • laborer Heavy Works
  • (general) Cabinet Maker
  • Accountant Clerk Transport (h (preschers)
  • Cabinet Maker Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Tobacco Worker
  • Cig Examiner

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

Herwig Historical Records

What Herwig family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Herwig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herwig 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 Herwig. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Herwig. For the veterans among your Herwig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herwig Life Expectancy

What is the average Herwig lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Herwig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Herwig in 1963 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herwig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herwig 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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