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Hettinger Family History

Hettinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Hettingen for example near Heilbronn or near Ebingen in Swabia.

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

Similar surnames: Bettinger, Gettinger, Hittinger, Dettinger, Pettinger, Hottinger

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Where is the Hettinger family from?

You can see how Hettinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hettinger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hettinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Hettinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hettinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hettinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hettinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hettinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hettinger. 20% of Hettinger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hettinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hettinger were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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What Hettinger family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hettinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hettinger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hettinger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hettinger. For the veterans among your Hettinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hettinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hettinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hettinger in 1952 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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