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Hirn Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): topographic name from Old High German horo ‘swamp’, ‘mire’, or from Middle High German horn ‘horn (of land)’.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Hirt, Kirn, Hain, Thurn, Hahn, Hearn, High, Zinn, Kirk

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Where is the Hirn family from?

You can see how Hirn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hirn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hirn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Hirn families living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hirn's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Hirn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hirn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hirn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hirn. 30% of Hirn men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Hirn women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hirn were Baker and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Baker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hirn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hirn 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 617 immigration records available for the last name Hirn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hirn. For the veterans among your Hirn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hirn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hirn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hirn in 1953 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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