Her Name Meaning

Korean: variant of Ho (see Ho). Laotian: unexplained. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Herr.

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


Similar surnames: Herr, Herz, Sher, Heo, Hur, Hert, Herd, Haer, Ber, Hehr

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Her Family Origin

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Her Family Occupations

What did your Her ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant Pastry Cook and Domestic Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Her. 34% of Her men worked as an Assistant Pastry Cook and 34% of Her women worked as a Domestic Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Her were Trainee Tailor and Storekeeper Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assistant Pastry Cook
    34%
  • Motor Driver Animal Produce
    34%
  • Trainee Tailor
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
    34%
  • Insurance Clerk
    34%
  • Storekeeper Clerk
    34%

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

Her Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Her. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Her 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Her. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Her. For the veterans among your Her ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Her Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Her life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Her in 1957 was 64, and 63 in 2004.

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