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Herd Surname Meaning

Scottish (Fife) and English: variant of Heard . German: variant of Herdt .

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

Similar surnames: Hard, Herr, Held, Herdt, Head, Heird, Herod, Harp, Heyd, Hird

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Where is the Herd family from?

You can see how Herd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 54 Herd families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Herd's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Herd families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herd ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Mutench were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Herd. 44% of Herd men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Herd women worked as a Mutench. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herd were Engineer and Student. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Mutench
  • Stenographer
  • Institutrice
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Herd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herd 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Herd. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Herd. For the veterans among your Herd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Herd in 1942 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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