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Hershey Name Meaning

Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

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Hershey Family Origin

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Hershey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hershey. The most common Hershey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hershey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hershey family was Retired Farmer.

Source: Census data for Hershey | Data not to scale

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Hershey Life Expectancy

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Famous Hershey Family

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