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Hedger Family History

Hedger Name Meaning

English (southeastern): occupational name from Middle English heg(g)er ‘hedger a maker or repairer of hedges’ or perhaps in some cases a topographic name for a ‘dweller by the hedge’; compare Hedge .

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


Similar surnames: Hedges, Hegner, Edger, Ledger, Hedge, Reder, Hemler, Seeger, Heger

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Where is the Hedger family from?

You can see how Hedger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hedger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hedger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Hedger families living in Kentucky. This was about 53% of all the recorded Hedger's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hedger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hedger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hedger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hedger. 25% of Hedger men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hedger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedger were Farm Laborer and Seamstress. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Hedger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedger 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 Hedger. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hedger. For the veterans among your Hedger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hedger lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hedger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hedger in 1956 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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