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Herran Family History

Herran Name Meaning

habitational name from Herrán, a village in the province of Burgos, named from Basque erro ‘bramble’ + suffix of location -ain, -an; or from a village of the same name in the province of Santander. from a derivative of hierro ‘iron’.

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


Similar surnames: Verran, Herren, Herro, Herron, Teran, Perron, Herring, Cherian

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Where is the Herran family from?

You can see how Herran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herran families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Herran family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Herran's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Herran families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herran. 31% of Herran men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Herran women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herran were Truck Driver 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
    31%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Herran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herran 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 Herran. 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 397 military records available for the last name Herran. For the veterans among your Herran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herran lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Herran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Herran in 1966 was 68, and 75 in 2003.

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