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Herrera Family History

Herrera Name Meaning
Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith’s forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum).French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.

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

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Name Distribution of Herrera Families

  • Number of Herrera families
     188 - 373
     63 - 187
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Herrera families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Herrera last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Herrera Family Origin

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Herrera Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Herrera

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Herrera Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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