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Origin and Meaning of Heer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Heer
A yarn measure of six hundred yards or 1/24 of a spindle. See Spindle.

Etymology: Etymol. uncertain

noun Heer

Etymology: See Hair

Notable Persons With the Last Name Heer

Rolf de Heer is a director, producer, and writer. Rolf was born on May 4th, 1951 in Heemskerk, Netherlands.


Manmohan Waris is a punjabi, pop, sad, bhangra, folk, music of punjab, pop music, bhangra (music), and indian folk music musician. He plays Vocals and Tumbi. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Manmohan was given the name Manmohan Singh Heer on August 3rd, 1967 in Punjab, India.


Kamal Heer is a punjabi, bhangra, pop, folk, classical, sad, music of punjab, bhangra (music), indian folk music, and hindustani classical music singer, music composer, and composer. He plays Chimta, Harmonium, Vocals, and Pump organ. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Kamal was given the name Kamaljeet Singh Heer on January 23rd, 1973 in Halluwal, Punjab, India.


Rena Heer is a news anchor, journalist, and news presenter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Rena was born Rena Heer in Clearwater, British Columbia.


Sangtar is a hindustani classical music, music of punjab, bhangra (music), pop music, and folk music singer, music composer, record producer, songwriter, audio editor, video editor, back vocalist, poet, singing, composer, audio engineer, and video editing. He plays Guitar, Musical keyboard, Pump organ, Flute, Mandolin, and Tumbi. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Sangtar was given the name Sangtar Singh Heer on October 9th, 1973 in Halluwal Punjab India.


Walter de Heer is a in the fields of condensed matter physics, cluster chemistry, carbon nanotube, and graphene. Walter was born in 1949.


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Popularity of Heer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Heer U.S.
  White 82.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Heer

People with the last name Heer are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Heer

  • How Popular is the name Heer? Heer is the 29,267th most popular name of all time. As a last name Heer was the 14,787th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Heer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167 babies born with the first name Heer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Heer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Heer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Heer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Heer is Friday, September 20th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Heer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Heer was in 2015 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Heer Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Heer is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Heer: Your name in reverse order is Reeh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ereh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Heer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,007 people with the last name Heer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Heer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Heer as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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