Herdt Family History

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Herdt Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German hert(e) ‘hard’, ‘coarse’, ‘crude’; perhaps occasionally also from a house name, from herde ‘stove’. German: from a personal name, Herto, a short form of any of the Germanic compound names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Dutch: variant of Herd 3.

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

Similar surnames: Hardt, Herde, Herd, Held, Hecht, Herb, Heldt, Heit, Hert, Herda

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Herdt Family Origin

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Herdt Family Occupations

What did your Herdt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herdt. 17% of Herdt men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Herdt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herdt were Bookkeeper and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Laundress

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

Herdt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Herdt Life Expectancy

What is the average Herdt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Herdt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Herdt in 1942 was 31, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herdt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herdt 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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