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Hering Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hærinc ‘herring’ German Hering a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman particularly a seller of herrings or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a herring. In some cases the Jewish surname is artificial. In North America this surname is also an altered form of the German and Jewish variant Häring. Compare Haring . German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places and farmhouses so named for instance near Zeesse in Overijssel originally inhabited by a certain Here or Hero and his kin. Here or Hero is a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the element heri ‘army’. English (London): variant of Herring .

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

Similar surnames: Herring, Haring, Herling, Herzing, Herink, Haering, Heming, Harling

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You can see how Hering families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hering family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hering families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Hering families living in New Brunswick. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hering's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Hering families in 1911.
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What did your Hering ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hering. 60% of Hering men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hering. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Hering. For the veterans among your Hering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hering lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hering in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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