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Hegge Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element agi ‘point edge (of a sword)’ e.g. Egbert . Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named either from Old Norse Heggvin from heggr ‘bird cherry (tree)’ + vin ‘meadow’ or from hegg (indefinite plural of heggr) alone. Altered form of Swedish Hägge (see Hagg ).

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


Similar surnames: Heggen, Hegg, Egge, Heggem, Hegger, Helle, Hagge, Berge, Hege, Tegge

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Where is the Hegge family from?

You can see how Hegge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hegge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hegge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Hegge families living in Wisconsin. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hegge's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Hegge families in 1880.
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What did your Hegge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hegge. 32% of Hegge men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Hegge women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hegge were Farming 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
    32%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 996 immigration records available for the last name Hegge. 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 597 military records available for the last name Hegge. For the veterans among your Hegge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hegge lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hegge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hegge in 1957 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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