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Herron Family History

Herron Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Heron. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaráin ‘descendant of Earán’, a personal name from a diminutive of earadh ‘fear’, ‘dread’, ‘distrust’. Spanish (Herrón): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Heron, Harron, Hearn, Marron, Perron, Herrin, Hernon, Hermon

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Where is the Herron family from?

You can see how Herron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herron families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Herron families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Herron's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Herron families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herron surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herron ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herron. 20% of Herron men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Herron women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herron were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Herron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herron 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Herron. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Herron. For the veterans among your Herron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herron lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Herron in 1942 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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