The Herbstmann 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 Herbstmann family
The surname Herbstmann 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.
Early History of the Herbstmann family
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Herbstmann 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 Herbstmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herbstmann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Herbstmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Herbstmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1866