Herr Family History

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Herr Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German herre, German Herr ‘master’, ‘lord’; a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and behaved in a lordly manner, or an occupational name for someone in the service of the lord of the manor. As a Jewish surname it is often ornamental. Breton: variant of Her. Irish: variant spelling of Hare 4.

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

Similar surnames: Herd, Her, Herb, Hehr, Hertz, Kerr, Zerr, Herre, Herz, Hoerr

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Herr Family Origin

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Herr Family Occupations

What did your Herr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Herr family was Carpenter. The most common Herr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Herr's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Agrl. Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herr.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Agrl. Agent

  • Carpenter


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Herr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Herr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Herr. 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 Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Herr. For the veterans among your Herr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herr Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Herr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Herr in 1940 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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