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Herdman Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Hardman . Americanized form of German Herdmann: occupational name for a tender of animals (see Herder ).

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

Similar surnames: Hardman, Headman, Herman, Holdman, Ferdman, Heldman, Henman, Hudman

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Where is the Herdman family from?

You can see how Herdman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herdman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herdman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 85 Herdman families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Herdman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Herdman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herdman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herdman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Herdman. 57% of Herdman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Herdman women worked as a Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Herdman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herdman 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 Herdman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Herdman. For the veterans among your Herdman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herdman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Herdman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Herdman in 1945 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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