Heringer Family History

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Heringer Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle High German hæringer ‘herring seller’. habitational name for someone from Hering, near Darmstadt, or from any of several places called Heringen, for example near Limburg and in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Hedinger, Herlinger, Hemminger, Hering, Hettinger, Behringer, Fringer

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Heringer Family Origin

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Heringer Family Occupations

What did your Heringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heringer. 18% of Heringer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Heringer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heringer were Salesman and Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Butcher
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Manager
    8%

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

Heringer Historical Records

What Heringer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Heringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heringer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Heringer

Passenger List

There are 390 immigration records available for the last name Heringer. 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 535 military records available for the last name Heringer. For the veterans among your Heringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heringer Life Expectancy

What is the average Heringer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Heringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Heringer in 1960 was 46, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heringer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heringer 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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