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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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Where is the Herold family from?

You can see how Herold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herold families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Herold families living in London. This was about 58% of all the recorded Herold's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Herold families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herold surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herold ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Herold. 100% of Herold men worked as an Insurance Agent and 100% of Herold women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Insurance Agent
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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