Herrera Family History

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Herrera Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith’s forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum). French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.

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

Similar surnames: Ferrera, Herrero, Herre, Ferrara, Carrera, Cervera, Terrero, Ferreira

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Herrera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Herrera name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Herrera. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Herrera Family Origin

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Herrera Family Occupations

What did your Herrera ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Herrera family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herrera. The most common Herrera occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Herrera's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Herrera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 114,000 census records available for the last name Herrera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herrera 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 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Herrera. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Herrera. For the veterans among your Herrera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herrera Life Expectancy

What is the average Herrera lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Herrera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Herrera in 1945 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herrera 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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