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Hartzell Family History

Hartzell Name Meaning

Americanized form of (Swiss) German Hirtzel or Hirzel (via the intermediate form Hertzel ). Compare Hartsell and Hartzel . Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Askenazic) Herzel or Hertzel 1 and

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hartell, Hartzel, Hartsell, Baltzell, Hartel, Martell, Castell

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Where is the Hartzell family from?

You can see how Hartzell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartzell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hartzell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Hartzell families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Hartzell's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hartzell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hartzell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hartzell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hartzell. 14% of Hartzell men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hartzell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartzell were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hartzell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartzell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartzell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hartzell. For the veterans among your Hartzell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hartzell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hartzell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hartzell in 1941 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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