Hearn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachthighearna ‘descendant of Eachthighearna’, a personal name meaning ‘lord of horses’, from each ‘horse’ + tighearna ‘master’, ‘lord’. This name is most common in southwestern Ireland. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín (see Herron). English: variant of Heron 1. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or in a recess in a hill, both of which are meanings of Middle English herne (Old English hyrne). It may also be a habitational name from any of the various places, such as Herne in Kent and Hurn in Dorset, which are named with the Old English word. Its exact original sense and its etymology are not clear; it may be a derivative of horn ‘horn’. English: habitational name from Herne in Bedfordshire, so called from the dative plural (originally used after a preposition) of Old English hær ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Dean, Bean, Shean, Heard, Haar, Mears, Kearn, Kearns, O'hearn

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Hearn Family Origin

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Hearn Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hearn. A less common occupation for the Hearn family was Bricklayer. The most common Hearn occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Hearn's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Hearn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hearn in 1942 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hearn

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