Herbster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Herbster surname is derived from the German word "Herbst," meaning autumn. It has been suggested that the surname may have originally been used by people whose main work occurred during the fall harvest. For example, Herbster, most likely meant "grape harvester."

Early Origins of the Herbster family

The surname Herbster was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Early records include a Marquart Herbst, in Würzburg in 1220 and a Nitsche Herbist, on record in Liegnitz in 1372. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Herbster family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herbster research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1666, 1588, 1666, 1743 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Herbster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Herbster Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Herbst, Herbest, Herbster, Harpster, Herbstheiner, Herbestheim, Herbstman, Erbst, Erbest, Herbestman, Herbestmann, Erbestmann, Herbstmann, Herbsteiner and many more.

Early Notables of the Herbster family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herbster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Herbster migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herbster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Martin Herbster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • David Herbster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Christoph Herbster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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