Hogg Family History

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Hogg Name Meaning

Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle English hog(ge) ‘swine’. Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English hogg ‘yearling sheep’. German (Högg): topographic name, a variant of Heck 2, found chiefly in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Fogg, Hegg, Hagg, Tong, Hong, Hoog, Hoad, Hogge, Hoy, Hope

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Hogg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hogg name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hogg Family Origin

Where is the Hogg family from?

Hogg Family Occupations

What did your Hogg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hogg. The most common Hogg occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Hogg's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hogg family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Hogg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 222,000 census records available for the last name Hogg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hogg 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Hogg. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Hogg. For the veterans among your Hogg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hogg Life Expectancy

What is the average Hogg lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hogg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hogg in 1941 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hogg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hogg 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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