Hetzel Family History

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Hetzel Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Hermann. from a Germanic personal name, a pet form of a compound name formed with haid ‘heath’, ‘wasteland’ as the first element. from Middle High German holz, Middle Low German holt ‘wood’, a topographic name, an occupational name for someone who provided wood, or a nickname for a stubborn person.

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

Similar surnames: Netzel, Metzel, Reitzel, Henzel, Hutzel, Hetzer, Oetzel, Menzel

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Hetzel Family Origin

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Hetzel Family Occupations

What did your Hetzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hetzel family was Waiter At Hotel. The most common Hetzel occupation in the UK was Foreman Baker. 33% of Hetzel's were Foreman Bakers. Foreman Baker and Jeweller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hetzel.

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  • Foreman Baker

  • Jeweller

  • Waiter At Hotel


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

Hetzel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hetzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hetzel 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 Hetzel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hetzel. For the veterans among your Hetzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hetzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hetzel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hetzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hetzel in 1952 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hetzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hetzel 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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