Hero Family History

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Hero Name Meaning

Greek: probably an Americanized form of a Greek surname sounding something like the English word ‘hero’, for example Irodotou ‘son of Herodotus’, or Khiras ‘son of the widow’.

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


Similar surnames: Herod, Heron, Fero, Gero, Zero, Shero, Pero, Herd, Hoo, Zaro

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Hero Family Origin

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Hero Family Occupations

What did your Hero ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hero occupation in the USA was At Home. 6% of Hero's were At Homes. At Home, Dealer In Real Estate and Domestic Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hero. A less common occupation for the Hero family was Farmer.

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  • At Home

    6%
  • Dealer In Real Estate

    6%
  • Domestic Servant

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%

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

Hero Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hero 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hero. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hero. For the veterans among your Hero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hero Life Expectancy

What is the average Hero lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hero in 1957 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hero

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hero 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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