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Hercules Family History

Hercules Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from a personal name of Greek origin, which was in use in Cornwall and elsewhere till the 19th century. Hercules is the Latin form of Greek Herakles, meaning ‘glory of Hera’ (the queen of the gods). It was the name of a demigod in classical mythology, who was the son of Zeus, king of the gods, by a human woman. His outstanding quality was his superhuman strength.Scottish (Shetland): from a personal name adopted as an Americanized form of Old Norse Hákon (see Haagensen).

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

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634 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hercules Families

  • Number of Hercules families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hercules families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hercules last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hercules Family Origin

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Hercules Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hercules

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Hercules Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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