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Herling Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the places called Herlingen (Saar) or Herrlingen (near Ulm). South German: from Old High German herling ‘left over unripe grapes (after the harvest)’ a nickname for an immature person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Herling ‘unripe grapes’.

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


Similar surnames: Herring, Helling, Erling, Werling, Gerling, Herrin, Harding, Berling

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Where is the Herling family from?

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

What did your Herling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herling. 16% of Herling men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Herling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herling were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Herling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herling 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herling. 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 Herling. For the veterans among your Herling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herling lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Herling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Herling in 1958 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

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