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Herson Name Meaning

English: variant of Hersom. Jewish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a reduced form of German Herschsohn, a patronymic from Hersch (Yiddish Hersh).

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

Similar surnames: Person, Merson, Gerson, Heron, Herron, Kelson, Berson, Pierson

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Where is the Herson family from?

You can see how Herson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 69 Herson families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Herson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Herson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Herson. 73% of Herson men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Herson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Herson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Herson. For the veterans among your Herson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Herson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Herson in 1955 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

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