Henderlight Family History

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Henderlight Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hinterleitner, a topographic name for someone who lived ‘at the farther slope (into the valley)’, ‘behind the mountain spur’, from Middle High German hinter ‘behind’ + lite ‘mountain spur’, ‘slope’ (see Leitner).

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


Similar surnames: Hinderliter, Hendershot, Vanderbilt, Wenderoth, Wunderlich, Endlich

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Henderlight Family Origin

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Henderlight Family Occupations

What did your Henderlight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Henderlight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Henderlight's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Henderlight family was Keeps House. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Henderlight.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Keeps House

    13%

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Henderlight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Henderlight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Henderlight 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Henderlight. 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 Henderlight. For the veterans among your Henderlight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Henderlight Life Expectancy

What is the average Henderlight lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Henderlight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Henderlight in 1941 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Henderlight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Henderlight 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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