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Hershey Family History

Hershey Name Meaning
Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

1,364,757 Historical Documents with Hershey on Ancestry.com
29,207 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,660 Military Records
1,329 Immigration Records
27,025 Census and Voter Lists
1,298,536 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hershey Families

  • Number of Hershey families
     224 - 446
     75 - 223
     1 - 74
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hershey families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hershey last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hershey census records

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Hershey Family Origin

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Hershey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hershey

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Hershey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hershey census records

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Hershey Civil War Service Records

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