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Herne Family History

Herne Name Meaning

English: variant of Hearn 2 and 4.

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

Similar surnames: Harne, Hearne, Hern, Herde, Horne, Heyne, Herre, Berne, Werne, Cerne

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Where is the Herne family from?

You can see how Herne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herne families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Herne families living in Massachusetts. This was about 20% of all the recorded Herne's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Herne families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herne. 21% of Herne men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Herne women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herne were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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What Herne family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Herne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herne 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Herne. 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 Herne. For the veterans among your Herne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Herne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Herne in 1945 was 37, and 41 in 2004.

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