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Heringer Family History

Heringer Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle High German hæringer ‘herring seller’. habitational name for someone from Hering, near Darmstadt, or from any of several places called Heringen, for example near Limburg and in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Hedinger, Herlinger, Hemminger, Hering, Hettinger, Behringer, Fringer

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Where is the Heringer family from?

You can see how Heringer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heringer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heringer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Heringer family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heringer's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Heringer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heringer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heringer. 53% of Heringer men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Heringer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heringer were Butcher 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
    53%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Butcher
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Manager
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heringer 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 390 immigration records available for the last name Heringer. 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 535 military records available for the last name Heringer. For the veterans among your Heringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heringer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Heringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Heringer in 1960 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

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