Hergott Family History

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Hergott Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German herr got ‘Lord God’. The reasons for its application as a surname are uncertain. It may be an occupational name for a producer or seller of crucifixes or religious paintings. Alternatively, it may be a nickname, either for a frequent user of this expression as an oath, or for arrogant person who behaved ‘like Almighty God’.

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

Similar surnames: Herriott, Drott, Helfgott, Ehrgott, Brott, Herbert, Hargett, Hergert

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Hergott Family Origin

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Hergott Family Occupations

What did your Hergott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hergott family was Watchman. The most common Hergott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Hergott's were Farmers. Farmer, Dressmaker and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hergott.

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  • Farmer

  • Dressmaker

  • Machinist

  • Watchman


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Hergott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hergott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hergott 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Hergott. 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 186 military records available for the last name Hergott. For the veterans among your Hergott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hergott Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hergott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hergott in 1953 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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