Herfurth Family History

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Herfurth Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a soldier, from Middle High German hervart ‘campaign’, ‘military expedition’ (from Old High German heri ‘army’ + vart ‘journey’). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Herford in Westphalia or Herfurth near Regensburg, or a topographic name from herfurt ‘ford suitable for the passage of an army’.

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

Similar surnames: Furth, Herbert, Wermuth, Hereth, Herre, Hepworth, Harford, Harcourt

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Herfurth Family Origin

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Herfurth Family Occupations

What did your Herfurth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Herfurth family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Restaurant Keeper and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herfurth. The most common Herfurth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Herfurth's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Restaurant Keeper

  • Baker

  • Cigar Maker


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Herfurth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Herfurth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herfurth 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 536 immigration records available for the last name Herfurth. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Herfurth. For the veterans among your Herfurth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herfurth Life Expectancy

What is the average Herfurth lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Herfurth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Herfurth in 1959 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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