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Hern Family History

Hern Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Hearn.

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


Similar surnames: Hurn, Herne, Harn, Herr, Hearn, Herd, Henn, Her, Herz, Heron

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Where is the Hern family from?

You can see how Hern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hern families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Hern families living in Missouri. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hern's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hern families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hern surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hern ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hern. 16% of Hern men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hern women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hern were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Hern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hern 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hern. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hern. For the veterans among your Hern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hern lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hern in 1943 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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