History of your Surname
Get access to Hege family records.Start a free trial

Hege Family History

Hege Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Hege in Bavaria or from any of several places in Switzerland named Hegi; or a topographic name from Middle High German hac ‘enclosed wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Hage, Wege, Hegel, Ege, Hee, Heger, Hegg, Hegge, Hoge, Hegler

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hege family from?

You can see how Hege families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hege family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hege families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Hege families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hege's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Hege families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hege surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hege ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hege. 40% of Hege men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Hege women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hege were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

View Census data for Hege | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    32%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hege family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hege. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hege census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Hege

Passenger Lists

There are 533 immigration records available for the last name Hege. 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.

View all Hege immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hege. For the veterans among your Hege ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hege military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hege family history.

Discover More

What is the average Hege lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hege life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hege in 1954 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hege

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hege family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial