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Herda Surname Meaning

Czech: nickname for a clumsy noisy or loutish person from herda ‘thump’. German: habitational name from a place so named in Thuringia.

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


Similar surnames: Herdt, Herde, Herd, Held, Carda, Herm, Hora, Derda, Cerda, Herdina

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Where is the Herda family from?

You can see how Herda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Herda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Herda families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Herda's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Herda families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herda. 29% of Herda men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Herda women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herda were Electrician 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Electrician
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • School Teacher
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herda 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 593 immigration records available for the last name Herda. 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 948 military records available for the last name Herda. For the veterans among your Herda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herda lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Herda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Herda in 1955 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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