Heckendorf Family History

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Heckendorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from an unidentified place, probably named with Middle High German hecke ‘hedge’, ‘fence’ + genitive or plural suffix -n + dorf ‘hamlet’, ‘village’.

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

Similar surnames: Heckendorn, Beckendorf, Mittendorf, Hilgendorf, Dockendorf

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Heckendorf Family Origin

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Heckendorf Family Occupations

What did your Heckendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heckendorf. A less common occupation for the Heckendorf family was Seamstress. The most common Heckendorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Heckendorf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Seamstress


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

Heckendorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Heckendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heckendorf 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 241 immigration records available for the last name Heckendorf. 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 Card

There are 310 military records available for the last name Heckendorf. For the veterans among your Heckendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heckendorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Heckendorf lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heckendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heckendorf in 1948 was 47, and 94 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heckendorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heckendorf 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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