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Hedinger Family History

Hedinger Name Meaning

Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Hedingen or Hödingen (near Zurich Sigmaringen and Überlingen).

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

Similar surnames: Heringer, Edinger, Medinger, Heidinger, Bedinger, Redinger, Hettinger

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Where is the Hedinger family from?

You can see how Hedinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hedinger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Hedinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hedinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hedinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hedinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hedinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hedinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hedinger. 43% of Hedinger men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Hedinger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedinger were Sheet Metal Worker and Operator. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Butcher
  • Sheet Metal Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hedinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedinger 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 393 immigration records available for the last name Hedinger. 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 916 military records available for the last name Hedinger. For the veterans among your Hedinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hedinger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hedinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Hedinger in 1962 was 58, and 67 in 2004.

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