Hedges Family History

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Hedges Name Meaning

English: variant of Hedge.

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

Similar surnames: Hedger, Hedge, Hewes, Ledger, Hodge, Hodges, Hudgens, Hedden, Heyes

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Hedges Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hedges name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hedges. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hedges Family Origin

Where is the Hedges family from?

Hedges Family Occupations

What did your Hedges ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hedges. A less common occupation for the Hedges family was Laborer. The most common Hedges occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Hedges's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Hedges Historical Records

What Hedges family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 140,000 census records available for the last name Hedges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedges 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedges. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Hedges. For the veterans among your Hedges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hedges Life Expectancy

What is the average Hedges lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hedges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hedges in 1943 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hedges

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hedges 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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