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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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Herald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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.
This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 13:17.