Herson Family History

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Herson Name Meaning

English: variant of Hersom. Jewish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a reduced form of German Herschsohn, a patronymic from Hersch (Yiddish Hersh).

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

Similar surnames: Person, Merson, Gerson, Heron, Herron, Kelson, Berson, Pierson

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Herson Family Origin

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Herson Family Occupations

What did your Herson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Herson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Herson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herson. A less common occupation for the Herson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Herson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Herson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Herson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Herson. 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 Card

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

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Herson Life Expectancy

What is the average Herson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Herson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Herson in 1955 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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