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The surname Herald was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Harold, Harald, Harrell, Hirrell, Hurrell and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herald research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Herald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herald Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Herald family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Earah Herald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Yarah Christaf Herald, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
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  • John Herald (1939-2005), American folk and bluegrass songwriter, solo and studio musician
  • Rob Herald, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 97th District, 1992
  • Mernie Herald, American politician, American Labor Candidate for New York State Senate 48th District, 1946
  • William Herald (b. 1897), Australian Olympic freestyle swimmer
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    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Herald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herald Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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