Hegler Family History

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Hegler Name Meaning

Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, variant spelling of Hägler (see Hagler). South German: from Middle High German hagen ‘breeding bull’, an occupational nickname for the owner of such an animal. North German: habitational name for someone from Hegel near Oldenburg.

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

Similar surnames: Hagler, Heller, Heger, Hegner, Pegler, Hegel, Segler, Hemler, Feller

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Hegler Family Origin

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Hegler Family Occupations

What did your Hegler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hegler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Hegler's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Baptist Preacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hegler. A less common occupation for the Hegler family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Baptist Preacher

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hegler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hegler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hegler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegler 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Hegler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hegler. For the veterans among your Hegler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hegler Life Expectancy

What is the average Hegler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hegler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hegler in 1958 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hegler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hegler ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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