Honig Family History

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Honig Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic name for a gatherer or seller of honey, from Middle High German honec, honic ‘honey’, German Honig. As a Jewish surname it is generally ornamental. German (Hönig, of Slavic origin): from a pet form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Hoenig, Wenig, Honey, Henig, Konig, Habig, Hornig, Hoog, Heinig

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Honig Family Origin

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Honig Family Occupations

What did your Honig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Honig. 15% of Honig men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Honig women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Honig were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Honig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Honig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honig 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Honig. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Honig. For the veterans among your Honig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Honig Life Expectancy

What is the average Honig lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Honig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Honig in 1954 was 38, and 86 in 2004.

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