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Herter Name Meaning

German:: occupational name for a herdsman Middle High German hertære. Compare Herder . habitational name for someone from any of the places called Herte or Herten.

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

Similar surnames: Herder, Horter, Hefter, Herzer, Hurter, Hester, Huerter, Hertel

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Where is the Herter family from?

You can see how Herter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Herter families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Herter's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Herter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Herter. 82% of Herter 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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Herter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herter 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 Herter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Herter. For the veterans among your Herter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Herter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Herter in 1959 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

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