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Herzog Name Meaning

German: from the Middle High German title of nobility herzoge ‘duke’ (Old High German herizoho from heri ‘army’ + ziohan ‘to lead’ a calque of the Byzantine title stratēlatēs ‘general commander’ from Greek stratos ‘army’ + elaunein ‘to lead’). The name is unlikely to refer to descent from an actual duke; it is normally an occupational name for the servant of a duke or a nickname for one who put on the airs and graces of a duke. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Poland Czechia and Slovenia (see also 3 below). Compare Hertzog . Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Herzog ‘duke’ (see 1 above). Compare Graf and Kaiser . Germanized form of Slovenian Croatian Polish and Czech Hercog: nickname of German origin (see 1 above) often applied as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames and surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Herzig, Hering, Herzer, Hertzog, Heron, Herod, Herzing, Herceg

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You can see how Herzog families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herzog family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Herzog families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Herzog families living in Manitoba. This was about 36% of all the recorded Herzog's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Herzog families in 1911.
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What did your Herzog ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Herzog. 56% of Herzog 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
  • Storekeeper
  • Laborer
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There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Herzog. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herzog 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Herzog. 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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There are 55,000 military records available for the last name Herzog. For the veterans among your Herzog ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herzog lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herzog life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Herzog in 1942 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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