Herlan Family History

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Herlan Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: variant of Harlan (see Harland).

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

Similar surnames: Harlan, Healan, Hellen, Harman, Harland, Ferran, Heelan, Hollan

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Herlan Family Origin

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Herlan Family Occupations

What did your Herlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Herlan family was Saloon. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herlan. The most common Herlan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Herlan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Saloon


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

Herlan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herlan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herlan 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 302 immigration records available for the last name Herlan. 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 243 military records available for the last name Herlan. For the veterans among your Herlan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herlan Life Expectancy

What is the average Herlan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Herlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Herlan in 1963 was 93, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herlan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herlan 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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