Heckendorn Family History

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Heckendorn Name Meaning

German: topographic name composed of Middle High German hecke ‘hedge’, ‘fence’ + genitive suffix -n + dorn ‘thorn’, or from Middle High German heckedorn ‘hawthorn’.

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

Similar surnames: Heckendorf, Hagedorn, Heckert, Eckenrode, Hilgendorf, Medendorp

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Heckendorn Family Origin

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Heckendorn Family Occupations

What did your Heckendorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heckendorn. The most common Heckendorn occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Heckendorn's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Heckendorn family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Heckendorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heckendorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heckendorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Heckendorn

Passenger List

There are 222 immigration records available for the last name Heckendorn. 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 669 military records available for the last name Heckendorn. For the veterans among your Heckendorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heckendorn Life Expectancy

What is the average Heckendorn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Heckendorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Heckendorn in 1941 was 45, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heckendorn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heckendorn 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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