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Heer Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element hari heri ‘army’ as for instance Hermann . This surname is rare in the Netherlands. Dutch: variant without the definite article de ‘the’ of De Heer . German: variant of Herr .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Beer, Heyer, Heeb, Geer, Peer, Helder, Hees, Hier, Heber, Leer

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Where is the Heer family from?

You can see how Heer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Heer families living in Alberta. This was about 36% of all the recorded Heer's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Heer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Heer. 56% of Heer men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Heer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heer 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 Heer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Heer. For the veterans among your Heer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Heer in 1948 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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