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Herd Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Heard. Dutch: variant of Herder. Dutch: from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Herr, Held, Herdt, Head, Heird, Herod, Harp, Heyd, Hird

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Where is the Herd family from?

You can see how Herd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herd families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Herd families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Herd's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Herd families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herd. 23% of Herd men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Herd women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herd were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Herd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herd 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Herd. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Herd. For the veterans among your Herd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Herd in 1942 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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