Herd Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Heard. Dutch: variant of Herder. Dutch: from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer.

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


Similar surnames: Hard, Herr, Held, Herdt, Head, Heird, Herod, Harp, Heyd, Hird

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Herd Family Origin

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Herd Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Herd occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Herd's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Herd family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herd.

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Herd Historical Records

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Herd Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Herd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Herd in 1942 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herd

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