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Hering Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hærinc ‘herring’, German Hering, a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a herring or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller. In some cases the Jewish surname is ornamental. English: variant spelling of Herring.

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


Similar surnames: Herring, Haring, Herling, Herzing, Herink, Haering, Heming, Harling

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Where is the Hering family from?

You can see how Hering families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hering family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hering families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Hering families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Hering's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hering families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hering surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hering ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hering. 19% of Hering men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hering women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hering were Clerk and Housework. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hering 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hering. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hering. For the veterans among your Hering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hering lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hering in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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