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Herlinger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Herrlingen near Ulm.

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


Similar surnames: Heringer, Herling, Erlinger, Hellinger, Werlinger, Hollinger

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Where is the Herlinger family from?

You can see how Herlinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herlinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Herlinger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Herlinger family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Herlinger's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Herlinger families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herlinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herlinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herlinger. 18% of Herlinger men worked as a Carpenter and 43% of Herlinger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herlinger were Farmer and Teacher.

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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

  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Teacher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Herlinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herlinger 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 Herlinger. 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 500 military records available for the last name Herlinger. For the veterans among your Herlinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herlinger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Herlinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Herlinger in 1962 was 84, and 69 in 2004.

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