Hettel Family History

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Hettel Name Meaning

South German: from Hettel ‘goat’, which still exists as a dialect word; hence either a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat, or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.

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

Similar surnames: Keitel, Hetzel, Zettel, Hettler, Wetter, Hebel, Ettel, Heibel, Hertel

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Hettel Family Origin

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Hettel Family Occupations

What did your Hettel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hettel. A less common occupation for the Hettel family was Carpenter. The most common Hettel occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 13% of Hettel's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hettel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hettel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hettel 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 521 immigration records available for the last name Hettel. 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 517 military records available for the last name Hettel. For the veterans among your Hettel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hettel Life Expectancy

What is the average Hettel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hettel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hettel in 1961 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hettel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hettel 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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