Herzog Family History

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Herzog Name Meaning

German: from the Middle High German title of nobility herzoge ‘duke’ (Old High German herizoho, from heri ‘army’ + ziohan ‘to lead’, a calque of the Byzantine title stratelates ‘general’, ‘commander’, from Greek stratos ‘army’ + elaunein ‘to lead’). The name is unlikely to refer to descent from an actual duke; it is normally an occupational name for the servant of a duke or a nickname for one who put on the airs and graces of a duke. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herzog ‘duke’. Compare Graf and Kaiser.

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

Similar surnames: Herzig, Hering, Herzer, Hertzog, Heron, Herod, Herzing, Herceg

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Herzog Family Origin

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Herzog Family Occupations

What did your Herzog ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Herzog occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Herzog's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Herzog family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herzog.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Herzog Historical Records

What Herzog family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Herzog. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herzog 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Herzog. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Herzog. For the veterans among your Herzog ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herzog Life Expectancy

What is the average Herzog lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herzog life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Herzog in 1942 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herzog

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herzog 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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