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Heger Family History

Heger Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a forest warden, from an agent derivative of Middle High German hegen ‘to mind, take care (of)’. North German: status name denoting a minor tenant, Middle Low German heger.

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


Similar surnames: Hager, Heyer, Hegler, Hoger, Reger, Beger, Heber, Hegel, Heier, Feger

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Where is the Heger family from?

You can see how Heger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Heger family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Heger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heger. 21% of Heger men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Heger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heger were Painter and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Painter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Heger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heger 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Heger. For the veterans among your Heger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Heger in 1962 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

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