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Hehr Family History

Hehr Name Meaning
German: mostly a variant of Heer but in some instances a nickname either from hëher ‘jay’, or from Middle High German her ‘distinguished’, ‘proud’.

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

19,679 Historical Documents with Hehr on Ancestry.com
6,269 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
760 Military Records
579 Immigration Records
3,721 Census and Voter Lists
8,350 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hehr Families

  • Number of Hehr families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hehr last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hehr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hehr census records

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Hehr Family Origin

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Hehr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hehr

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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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Hehr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hehr census records

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Hehr Civil War Service Records

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