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Heard Family History

Heard Name Meaning
English (chiefly southwest): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).

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

891,332 Historical Documents with Heard on Ancestry.com
167,989 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
29,400 Military Records
8,859 Immigration Records
145,717 Census and Voter Lists
539,367 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Heard Families

  • Number of Heard families
     337 - 672
     113 - 336
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heard families
     355 - 707
     119 - 354
     1 - 118
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heard families
     31 - 60
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Heard census records

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Heard Family Origin

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Heard Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Heard families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Heard

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Heard Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Heard census records

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Heard Civil War Service Records

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