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Herin Surname Meaning

French and Walloon: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the element heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Herink, Herrin, Heeren, Hering, Merin, Perin, Sherin, Herpin, Helin

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Where is the Herin family from?

You can see how Herin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Herin families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Herin's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Herin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herin. 20% of Herin men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Herin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herin were Carpenter 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    39%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Student
    16%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Herin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herin 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 779 immigration records available for the last name Herin. 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 Herin. For the veterans among your Herin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Herin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Herin in 1963 was 73, and 81 in 2004.

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