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Hegel Family History

Hegel Name Meaning

topographic name from a diminutive of Middle High German hac ‘hedge’. from a pet form of the personal name Hugo (see Hugh). diminutive form of a metonymic occupational name for the owner or keeper of a breeding bull, Middle High German hagen.

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


Similar surnames: Hengel, Huegel, Heger, Hege, Regel, Hebel, Hegler, Segel, Siegel

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Where is the Hegel family from?

You can see how Hegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hegel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hegel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Hegel families living in Missouri. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hegel's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hegel families in 1880.
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What did your Hegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hegel. 25% of Hegel men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Hegel women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hegel were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegel 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Hegel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hegel. For the veterans among your Hegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hegel lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Hegel in 1947 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

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