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Herde Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Herd . German: from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic personal names composed with hard ‘strong hardy’.

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

Similar surnames: Herdt, Herder, Herd, Herre, Heise, Heyde, Verde, Gerde, Herne, Herda

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Where is the Herde family from?

You can see how Herde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Herde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Herde families living in British Columbia. This was about 71% of all the recorded Herde's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Herde families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herde. 34% of Herde men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Herde women worked as a Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herde 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Herde. 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 870 military records available for the last name Herde. For the veterans among your Herde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herde lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Herde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Herde in 1964 was 80, and 82 in 2003.

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