Hetzer Family History

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Hetzer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a hunter with hounds, Middle High German hetzer.

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

Similar surnames: Setzer, Netzer, Heizer, Hetzel, Fetzer, Herzer, Retzer, Metzer, Heger

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Hetzer Family Origin

Where is the Hetzer family from?

Hetzer Family Occupations

What did your Hetzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hetzer. A less common occupation for the Hetzer family was Baker. The most common Hetzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Hetzer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Baker


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

Hetzer Historical Records

What Hetzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hetzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hetzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Hetzer

Passenger List

There are 793 immigration records available for the last name Hetzer. 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 Hetzer. For the veterans among your Hetzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hetzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hetzer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hetzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hetzer in 1950 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hetzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hetzer 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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