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Hesselink Family History

Hesselink Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Hessel 4.

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


Similar surnames: Hamelink, Hessing, Huenink, Hessell, Wessling, Asselin, Hessel

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Where is the Hesselink family from?

You can see how Hesselink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hesselink family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hesselink families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Hesselink families living in Michigan. This was about 39% of all the recorded Hesselink's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Hesselink families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hesselink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hesselink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farming were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hesselink. 44% of Hesselink men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Farming
    19%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farming
    100%
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What Hesselink family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 822 census records available for the last name Hesselink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hesselink census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 321 immigration records available for the last name Hesselink. 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 Cards

There are 95 military records available for the last name Hesselink. For the veterans among your Hesselink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hesselink lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Hesselink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hesselink in 1964 was 86, and 80 in 2003.

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