Heer Family History

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Heer Name Meaning

Frisian: from the Germanic personal name Hero, a short form of compound names with the first element hari, heri ‘army’, as, for instance, Hermann. North German and Dutch: equivalent of Herr.

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


Similar surnames: Beer, Heyer, Heeb, Geer, Peer, Helder, Hees, Hier, Heber, Leer

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Heer Family Origin

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Heer Family Occupations

What did your Heer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Heer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heer family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heer.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Heer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Heer Historical Records

What Heer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Heer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Heer

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name 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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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Heer. For the veterans among your Heer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heer Life Expectancy

What is the average Heer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Heer in 1948 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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