Hengst Family History

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Hengst Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with horses, or nickname for a lustful man or one who liked to boast about his sexual conquests, from Middle High German heng(e)st ‘stallion’, also ‘gelding’.

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

Similar surnames: Hengel, Herbst, Angst, Best, Yingst, Hegel, Engel, West, Genest

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Hengst Family Origin

Where is the Hengst family from?

Hengst Family Occupations

What did your Hengst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hengst. The most common Hengst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Hengst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hengst family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker


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

Hengst Historical Records

What Hengst family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hengst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hengst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Hengst

Passenger List

There are 808 immigration records available for the last name Hengst. 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 Hengst. For the veterans among your Hengst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hengst Life Expectancy

What is the average Hengst lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hengst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hengst in 1954 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hengst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hengst 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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