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Hegewald Name Meaning

German (common in Saxony): topographic name denoting an enclosed part of a forest, from Hege (see Hege) + Wald ‘forest’. It may also be a metonymic personal name denoting a forest warden.

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

Similar surnames: Seewald, Berwald, Howald, Hegel, Ewald, Hegeman, Fennewald, Hege

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Hegewald Family Origin

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Hegewald Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Hegewald occupation in the USA was Foundry Man. 50% of Hegewald's were Foundry Mans. Foundry Man and Piano Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hegewald.

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  • Foundry Man

  • Piano Maker


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Hegewald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 797 census records available for the last name Hegewald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegewald 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 287 immigration records available for the last name Hegewald. 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 581 military records available for the last name Hegewald. For the veterans among your Hegewald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hegewald Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hegewald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hegewald in 1945 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hegewald

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