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Hercules Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a personal name of Greek origin, which was in use in Cornwall and elsewhere till the 19th century. Hercules is the Latin form of Greek Herakles, meaning ‘glory of Hera’ (the queen of the gods). It was the name of a demigod in classical mythology, who was the son of Zeus, king of the gods, by a human woman. His outstanding quality was his superhuman strength. Scottish (Shetland): from a personal name adopted as an Americanized form of Old Norse Hákon (see Haagensen).

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

Similar surnames: Ercole, Hermes, Eccles, Hockley, Eales, Beucler, Harcus, Herfurth

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Hercules Family Origin

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Hercules Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Cap'T Of Police and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hercules. The most common Hercules occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Hercules's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hercules family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Cap'T Of Police

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Store


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Hercules Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hercules. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hercules 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 745 immigration records available for the last name Hercules. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hercules. For the veterans among your Hercules ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hercules Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hercules life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hercules in 1959 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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