Horgen Family History

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Horgen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably in southeastern Norway, so named from Old Norse horgr ‘steep mountainside’, ‘sanctuary’, or ‘naked rock’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Heggen, Oren, Bogen, Holten, Horne, Mogen, Horen, Horger, Borden

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Horgen Family Origin

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Horgen Family Occupations

What did your Horgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Bookkeeper, Hack Driver and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horgen. The most common Horgen occupation in the USA was Bookkeeper. 25% of Horgen's were Bookkeepers. A less common occupation for the Horgen family was Keeping House.

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  • Bookkeeper

    25%
  • Hack Driver

    25%
  • Housekeeper

    25%
  • Keeping House

    25%

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

Horgen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Horgen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horgen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Horgen. 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 Horgen. For the veterans among your Horgen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Horgen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Horgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Horgen in 1963 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horgen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horgen 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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