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Herre Surname Meaning

German: variant of Herr . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads so named either from Old Norse herath ‘settlement settled district’ or from Old Norse hár ‘high’ + ‘ridge’. French (Herré): habitational name from a place in Landes. The placename is a Gascon form of Ferré ultimately a derivative of Latin ferrarium ‘worker in iron smith’.

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


Similar surnames: Herren, Hearn, Herro, Herr, Heide, Harre, Ferre, Herres, Horne

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Where is the Herre family from?

You can see how Herre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herre families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Herre families living in Manitoba. This was about 69% of all the recorded Herre's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Herre families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herre. 18% of Herre men worked as a Clerk and 16% of Herre women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herre were Salesman 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

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Owner
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herre 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herre. 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 909 military records available for the last name Herre. For the veterans among your Herre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herre lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Herre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Herre in 1962 was 75, and 86 in 2004.

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