Hehr Family History

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Hehr Name Meaning

German: mostly a variant of Heer but in some instances a nickname either from hëher ‘jay’, or from Middle High German her ‘distinguished’, ‘proud’.

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


Similar surnames: Herr, Zehr, Hehl, Rehr, Wehr, Fehr, Hahn, Kehr, Haar, Gehl

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Hehr Family Origin

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Hehr Family Occupations

What did your Hehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hehr. 15% of Hehr men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hehr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hehr were Truck Driver and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Sheet Metal Worker
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Cook
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

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

Hehr Historical Records

What Hehr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hehr 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 605 immigration records available for the last name Hehr. 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 790 military records available for the last name Hehr. For the veterans among your Hehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hehr Life Expectancy

What is the average Hehr lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hehr in 1957 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hehr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hehr 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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