Herling Family History

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Herling Name Meaning

German: habitational name from places called Herlingen (Saar) or Herrlingen (near Ulm). Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Herilo, originally a pet form of one of the compound names with the first element hari, heri ‘army’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herling ‘unripe grapes’.

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

Similar surnames: Herring, Helling, Erling, Werling, Gerling, Herrin, Harding, Berling

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Herling Family Origin

Where is the Herling family from?

Herling Family Occupations

What did your Herling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Herling occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 50% of Herling's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Calico Weaver (C) and Nuisance Inspector & Farmer Of 3 Acres were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herling. A less common occupation for the Herling family was Smith (B).

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  • Coal Miner

  • Calico Weaver (C)

  • Nuisance Inspector & Farmer Of 3 Acres

  • Smith (B)


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

Herling Historical Records

What Herling family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Herling Life Expectancy

What is the average Herling lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Herling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Herling in 1958 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herling 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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