Heron Name Meaning

English and French (Héron): nickname for a tall, thin person resembling a heron, Middle English heiroun, heyron (Old French hairon, of Germanic origin). English: habitational name from Harome in North Yorkshire, named with Old English harum, dative plural of hær ‘rock’, ‘stone’. This surname has evidently become confused with 1. Irish: reduced form of O’Heron, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín ‘descendant of Uidhrín’, a personal name from a diminutive of odhar ‘dun’, ‘swarthy’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaráin (see Haren). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chiaráin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Ciarán’ (see Kieran).

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


Similar surnames: Herron, Peron, Herod, Huron, Hron, Hernon, Geron, Beron, Hebron

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Heron Family Origin

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Heron Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, the most common Heron occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Heron's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heron. A less common occupation for the Heron family was Farm Laborer.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Heron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Heron in 1948 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heron

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