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


Similar surnames: Hard, Sheard, Hearn, Beard, Head, Heald, Herd, Guard, Huard, Herod

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Heard Family Origin

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Heard Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heard family was Keeping House. The most common Heard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Heard's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heard.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Heard Historical Records

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Heard Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Heard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heard in 1940 was 61, and 71 in 2004.

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