Hern Family History

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Hern Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Hearn.

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

Similar surnames: Hurn, Herne, Harn, Herr, Hearn, Herd, Henn, Her, Herz, Heron

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Hern Family Origin

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Hern Family Occupations

What did your Hern ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hern occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Hern's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hern. A less common occupation for the Hern family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Hern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Hern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hern 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hern. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hern. For the veterans among your Hern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hern Life Expectancy

What is the average Hern lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hern in 1943 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hern 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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