Hettinger Family History

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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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Hettinger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hettinger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hettinger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Sweden


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Hettinger Family Origin

Where is the Hettinger family from?

Hettinger Family Occupations

What did your Hettinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hettinger. A less common occupation for the Hettinger family was Carpenter. The most common Hettinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Hettinger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hettinger Historical Records

What Hettinger family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hettinger Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hettinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hettinger 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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