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Herzer Name Meaning

German (Thuringia): regional name for someone from the Harz Mountains. South German: occupational name for a gatherer of resin, from an agent derivative of Middle High German herzen ‘to cover with resin or tar’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): derivative of Hertz 3 and 4.

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


Similar surnames: Herder, Heizer, Lerner, Netzer, Hetzer, Berner, Herter, Kerzner

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Where is the Herzer family from?

You can see how Herzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Herzer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 34 Herzer families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Herzer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Herzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herzer. 26% of Herzer men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Herzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herzer were Salesman and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herzer 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 828 immigration records available for the last name Herzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Herzer. For the veterans among your Herzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herzer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Herzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Herzer in 1945 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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