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Heard Name Meaning

English (chiefly southwest): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Sheard, Hearn, Beard, Head, Heald, Herd, Guard, Huard, Herod

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Heard Family Origin

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Heard Family Occupations

What did your Heard ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Heard. 14% of Heard men worked as a Farmer and 71% of Heard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heard were Farm Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    14%
  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Farm Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Heard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 155,000 census records available for the last name Heard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heard 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Heard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Heard. For the veterans among your Heard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heard Life Expectancy

What is the average Heard lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Heard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Heard in 1940 was 61, and 71 in 2004.

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