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Herrig Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Herrig in the Rhineland or from Herringen in Westphalia. See also Herring .

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


Similar surnames: Herring, Herzig, Herwig, Harring, Rehrig, Hering, Herro, Herrin

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Where is the Herrig family from?

You can see how Herrig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herrig family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Herrig families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Herrig families living in Iowa. This was about 25% of all the recorded Herrig's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Herrig families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herrig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herrig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herrig. 37% of Herrig men worked as a Farmer and 57% of Herrig women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herrig were Farming 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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    57%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herrig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herrig 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 485 immigration records available for the last name Herrig. 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 583 military records available for the last name Herrig. For the veterans among your Herrig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herrig lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Herrig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Herrig in 1957 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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