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Heron Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Herron . French (Héron): nickname for a tall thin person thought to resemble a heron (Old French hairon).

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

Similar surnames: Herron, Peron, Herod, Huron, Hron, Hernon, Geron, Beron, Hebron

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Where is the Heron family from?

You can see how Heron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heron families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 165 Heron families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Heron's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Heron families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heron surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heron ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Heron. 41% of Heron men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Heron women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heron were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Domestic
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Heron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heron 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Heron. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Heron. For the veterans among your Heron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heron lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heron in 1948 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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