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Herrin Family History

Herrin Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of any of various Germanic compound personal names with the first element hari, heri ‘army’. English: probably a variant of Herring.

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


Similar surnames: Herring, Hermon, Herron, Perrin, Harvin, Sherrin, Murrin, Merrin

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Where is the Herrin family from?

You can see how Herrin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herrin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herrin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Herrin families living in Alabama. This was about 11% of all the recorded Herrin's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Herrin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herrin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herrin. 25% of Herrin men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Herrin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herrin were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Herrin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herrin 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 Herrin. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Herrin. For the veterans among your Herrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herrin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Herrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Herrin in 1947 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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