Hepburn Family History

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Hepburn Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from Hebron, or Hebburn in County Durham, so named from Old English heah ‘high’ + byrgen ‘burial mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Similar surnames: Redburn, Hearn, Newborn, Ashburn, Newburn, Cliburn, Winburn, Colburn

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Hepburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hepburn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hepburn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Hepburn Family Origin

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Hepburn Family Occupations

What did your Hepburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hepburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Hepburn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hepburn. A less common occupation for the Hepburn family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hepburn Historical Records

What Hepburn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Hepburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hepburn 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hepburn. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Hepburn. For the veterans among your Hepburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hepburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Hepburn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hepburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hepburn in 1944 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hepburn 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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