Herter Family History

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Herter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a herdsman, Middle High German hertære. Compare Heard, Herder.

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

Similar surnames: Herder, Horter, Hefter, Herzer, Hurter, Hester, Huerter, Hertel

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Herter Family Origin

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Herter Family Occupations

What did your Herter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Herter occupation in the UK was Engine Driver. 100% of Herter's were Engine Drivers.

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  • Engine Driver


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

Herter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Herter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Herter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Herter. For the veterans among your Herter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herter Life Expectancy

What is the average Herter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Herter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Herter in 1959 was 47, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herter 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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