Herriott Family History

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Herriott Name Meaning

English and French: from a pet form (with the suffix -ot) of the medieval personal name Herry, Harry (a variant of Henry). Scottish: habitational name from a place, as for example Heriot to the south of Edinburgh, named with Middle English heriot, which denoted a piece of land restored to the feudal lord on the death of its tenant. The Middle English word is from Old English heregeatu, a compound of here ‘army’ + geatu ‘equipment’, referring originally to military equipment that was restored to the lord on the death of a vassal. English: habitational name from Herriard in Hampshire, which may have been named as ‘army quarters’ (Old English here ‘army’ + geard ‘enclosure’), or possibly from the Celtic terms hyr ‘long’ + garth ‘ridge’.

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

Similar surnames: Merritt, Elliott, Herring, Parrott, Derricott, Hewitt, Herrick

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Herriott Family Origin

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Herriott Family Occupations

What did your Herriott ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Herriott. 36% of Herriott men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Herriott women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herriott were Farm Laborer and Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Teamster
  • Bookkeeper
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Retired
  • Weaver

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Herriott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Herriott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herriott 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herriott. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Herriott. For the veterans among your Herriott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herriott Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herriott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Herriott in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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