Herald Family History

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Herald Name Meaning

English: variant of Harold 1 and 2.

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


Similar surnames: Herold, Herrold, Herod, Heal, Geralds, Hebard, Harold, Sherard

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Herald Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Herald name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Herald. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    22%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Herald Family Origin

Where is the Herald family from?

Herald Family Occupations

What did your Herald ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Farming

    15%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Herald Historical Records

What Herald family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Herald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herald census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Herald. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Herald. For the veterans among your Herald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herald Life Expectancy

What is the average Herald lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Herald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Herald in 1944 was 28, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herald 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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