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Hedge Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure from Middle English hegge ‘hedge fence’. In the early Middle Ages hedges were not merely dividers between fields but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure. English: probably also a variant of Hatch with voicing of the final consonant. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Hecke .

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


Similar surnames: Edge, Lodge, Wedge, Hege, Hodge, Hegel, Enge, Berge, Hedger, Hecke

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Where is the Hedge family from?

You can see how Hedge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hedge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hedge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 188 Hedge families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hedge's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hedge families in 1891.
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What did your Hedge ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hedge. 13% of Hedge men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Hedge women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hedge were Bank Clerk and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Police Constable
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Bank Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Hedge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hedge 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hedge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hedge. For the veterans among your Hedge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hedge lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hedge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hedge in 1949 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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