Hetherington Family History

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Hetherington Name Meaning

English (northern border counties): habitational name from a place so named in Northumberland, possibly from Old English heahdeor ‘stag’, ‘deer’ or h?ddre ‘heather’ + -ing ‘characterized by’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Wetherington, Witherington, Titterington, Henington, Netherton

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Hetherington Family Origin

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Hetherington Family Occupations

What did your Hetherington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hetherington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Hetherington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hetherington family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hetherington.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Hetherington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hetherington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hetherington 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hetherington. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hetherington. For the veterans among your Hetherington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hetherington Life Expectancy

What is the average Hetherington lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hetherington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hetherington in 1946 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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