Herold Family History

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Herold Name Meaning

English: variant of Harold. German, Dutch, and French: from the Germanic personal name Hari(o)wald (see Harold 1). French (Hérold): status name for a herald, Old French herau(l)t (see Harold 2). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herold ‘herald’ (see 3).

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

Similar surnames: Harold, Herod, Gerold, Held, Herbold, Heron, Herald, Herrold, Honold

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Herold Family Origin

Where is the Herold family from?

Herold Family Occupations

What did your Herold ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Herold occupation in the UK was Merchant. 22% of Herold's were Merchants. A less common occupation for the Herold family was Laborer (Gas Works). Merchant, Coal Miner and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herold.

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  • Merchant

  • Coal Miner

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Laborer (Gas Works)


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

Herold Historical Records

What Herold family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Herold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herold 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Herold. 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 Herold. For the veterans among your Herold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herold Life Expectancy

What is the average Herold lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Herold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Herold in 1950 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herold 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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