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Heerema Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Heer.

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

Similar surnames: Heeren, Harkema, Medema, Feikema, Herrema, Herms, Wiersma, Hoeksema

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Where is the Heerema family from?

You can see how Heerema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heerema family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Heerema families living in New Jersey. This was about 30% of all the recorded Heerema's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Heerema families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heerema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heerema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heerema. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
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What Heerema family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 436 census records available for the last name Heerema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heerema 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 134 immigration records available for the last name Heerema. 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 Cards

There are 49 military records available for the last name Heerema. For the veterans among your Heerema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heerema lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Heerema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Heerema in 1956 was 56, and 92 in 2003.

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