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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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Where is the Herriott family from?

You can see how Herriott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herriott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herriott families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Herriott families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Herriott's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Herriott families in 1840.
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What did your Herriott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herriott. 24% of Herriott men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Herriott women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herriott were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herriott. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Herriott. For the veterans among your Herriott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herriott lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herriott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Herriott in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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