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Herres Family History

Herres Name Meaning

German: this name is found Latinized as Henrici, so it presumably represents a patronymic based on a short form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Hermes, Herre, Berres, Herren, Herms, Serres, Herrel, Hertel, Terres

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Where is the Herres family from?

You can see how Herres families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herres family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herres families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Herres family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Herres's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Herres families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herres surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herres ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Student Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herres. 20% of Herres men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Student Nurse
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herres. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herres 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 388 immigration records available for the last name Herres. 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 416 military records available for the last name Herres. For the veterans among your Herres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herres lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Herres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Herres in 1960 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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