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Herdt Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German hert(e) ‘hard’, ‘coarse’, ‘crude’; perhaps occasionally also from a house name, from herde ‘stove’. German: from a personal name, Herto, a short form of any of the Germanic compound names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Dutch: variant of Herd 3.

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

Similar surnames: Hardt, Herde, Herd, Held, Hecht, Herb, Heldt, Heit, Hert, Herda

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Where is the Herdt family from?

You can see how Herdt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herdt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herdt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Herdt families living in Quebec. This was about 77% of all the recorded Herdt's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Herdt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herdt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herdt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Herdt. 100% of Herdt men worked as a Fils Cultivateur. .

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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

  • Fils Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herdt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herdt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herdt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Herdt. For the veterans among your Herdt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herdt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herdt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Herdt in 1942 was 31, and 87 in 2004.

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