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Hernan Family History

Hernan Name Meaning

Spanish (Hernán): from a short form of the personal name Hernando (see Fernando ). Irish: variant of Hernon and Hartney .

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


Similar surnames: Perman, German, Ferran, Herman, Harman, Honan, Yerman, Hejna, Hannan

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Where is the Hernan family from?

You can see how Hernan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hernan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hernan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 41 Hernan families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hernan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hernan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hernan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hernan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hernan. 28% of Hernan men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hernan women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hernan were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    16%
  • House Work
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hernan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hernan 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 Hernan. 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 964 military records available for the last name Hernan. For the veterans among your Hernan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hernan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hernan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Hernan in 1953 was 58, and 61 in 2004.

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