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Hergert Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Herger composed of the elements heri hari ‘army’ + gēr gār ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Herbert, Harger, Herder, Hegger, Helbert, Heckert, Helget, Hemmert

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Where is the Hergert family from?

You can see how Hergert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hergert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hergert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Hergert families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hergert's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hergert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hergert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hergert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hergert. 30% of Hergert men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Hergert women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hergert were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    39%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hergert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hergert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hergert. 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 Hergert. For the veterans among your Hergert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hergert lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hergert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hergert in 1953 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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