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Herkert Name Meaning

German: variant of Herkner, an unrounded form of the habitational name Hörckner, denoting someone from Horka in Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Heckert, Kerker, Herbert, Hebert, Helbert, Gernert, Hergert, Herder

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Herkert Family Origin

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Herkert Family Occupations

What did your Herkert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Herkert occupation in the USA was Farming. 14% of Herkert's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Herkert family was Cooper. Farming, Boot And Shine Sho Dealer and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herkert.

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  • Farming

    14%
  • Boot And Shine Sho Dealer

    7%
  • Clerk In Store

    7%
  • Cooper

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Herkert ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Herkert Historical Records

What Herkert family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herkert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herkert 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Herkert. 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 Herkert. For the veterans among your Herkert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herkert Life Expectancy

What is the average Herkert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Herkert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Herkert in 1950 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herkert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herkert ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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