Herzer Family History

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Herzer Name Meaning

German (Thuringia): regional name for someone from the Harz Mountains. South German: occupational name for a gatherer of resin, from an agent derivative of Middle High German herzen ‘to cover with resin or tar’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): derivative of Hertz 3 and 4.

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

Similar surnames: Herder, Heizer, Lerner, Netzer, Hetzer, Berner, Herter, Kerzner

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Herzer Family Origin

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Herzer Family Occupations

What did your Herzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Herzer. 26% of Herzer men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Herzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herzer were Salesman and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

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

Herzer Historical Records

What Herzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Herzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herzer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Herzer

Passenger List

There are 828 immigration records available for the last name Herzer. 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 Herzer. For the veterans among your Herzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Herzer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Herzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Herzer in 1945 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herzer 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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