Hetman Family History

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Hetman Name Meaning

Polish, German (Hettmann), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish hetman ‘military leader’ (a derivative of German Hauptmann ‘captain’), a status name for a military officer or for the elected leader of a community. In some cases, it may have been given as a nickname. As a Jewish name it is generally ornamental; the literal sense ‘military leader’ never applies. Frisian: variant of Hett.

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

Similar surnames: Helman, Herman, German, Heiman, Heyman, Getman, Heumann, Perman

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Hetman Family Origin

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Hetman Family Occupations

What did your Hetman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hetman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hetman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hetman family was Labourer. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hetman.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Labourer


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

Hetman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hetman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hetman 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 479 immigration records available for the last name Hetman. 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 540 military records available for the last name Hetman. For the veterans among your Hetman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hetman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hetman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hetman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Hetman in 1957 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hetman 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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