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Herriott Name Meaning

English and French: from a pet form (with the suffix -ot) of the medieval personal name Herry, Harry (a variant of Henry). Scottish: habitational name from a place, as for example Heriot to the south of Edinburgh, named with Middle English heriot, which denoted a piece of land restored to the feudal lord on the death of its tenant. The Middle English word is from Old English heregeatu, a compound of here ‘army’ + geatu ‘equipment’, referring originally to military equipment that was restored to the lord on the death of a vassal. English: habitational name from Herriard in Hampshire, which may have been named as ‘army quarters’ (Old English here ‘army’ + geard ‘enclosure’), or possibly from the Celtic terms hyr ‘long’ + garth ‘ridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Merritt, Elliott, Herring, Parrott, Derricott, Hewitt, Herrick

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Herriott Family Origin

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Herriott Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Herriott family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herriott. The most common Herriott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Herriott's were Farmers.

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Herriott Life Expectancy

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