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De Heer Name Meaning

Dutch (de Heer): from heer ‘(feudal) lord’, ‘master’, preceded by the definite article de, probably applied as a nickname to someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or as a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a feudal lord or the like.

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


Similar surnames: De Beer, De Haas, De Weerd, De Boer, De Meyer, De Buhr, Degeer, Deger

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Where is the De Heer family from?

You can see how De Heer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Heer family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 De Heer families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded De Heer's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of De Heer families in 1920.
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Heer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Heer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name De Heer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Heer. For the veterans among your De Heer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average De Heer lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2004, in the United States, De Heer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for De Heer in 1970 was 93, and 98 in 2004.

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