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Her Name Meaning

Korean: variant of Ho (see Ho). Laotian: unexplained. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Herr.

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

Similar surnames: Herr, Herz, Sher, Heo, Hur, Hert, Herd, Haer, Ber, Hehr

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Where is the Her family from?

You can see how Her families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Her family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Her families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Her families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Her's in USA. New York had the highest population of Her families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Her surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Her ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Her. 43% of Her men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Her women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Her were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Her lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Her life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Her in 1957 was 64, and 63 in 2004.

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