Hering Family History

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Hering Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hærinc ‘herring’, German Hering, a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a herring or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller. In some cases the Jewish surname is ornamental. English: variant spelling of Herring.

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

Similar surnames: Herring, Haring, Herling, Herzing, Herink, Haering, Heming, Harling

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Hering Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hering name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hering. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hering Family Origin

Where is the Hering family from?

Hering Family Occupations

What did your Hering ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hering family was Charwoman. Annuitant & Shareholder, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hering. The most common Hering occupation in the UK was Annuitant & Shareholder. 20% of Hering's were Annuitant & Shareholders.

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  • Annuitant & Shareholder

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Charwoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hering ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hering Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hering 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hering. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hering. For the veterans among your Hering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hering Life Expectancy

What is the average Hering lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hering in 1951 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hering

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hering 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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