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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


Similar surnames: Hemsley, Horsley, Hussey, Herscher, Henshaw, Horsey, Hessey, Hensley

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Hershey Family Origin

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Hershey Family Occupations

What did your Hershey ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%

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

Hershey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Hershey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Hershey Life Expectancy

What is the average Hershey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, Hershey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hershey in 1949 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hershey 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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