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Herl Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Hermann.

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

Similar surnames: Hoerl, Herb, Perl, Heil, Heyl, Berl, Herm, Gerl, Hell, Hehl

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Where is the Herl family from?

You can see how Herl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Herl families living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Herl's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Herl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herl. 20% of Herl men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Herl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herl were Foreman and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herl 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 428 immigration records available for the last name Herl. 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 Herl. For the veterans among your Herl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herl lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Herl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Herl in 1964 was 74, and 67 in 2004.

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