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Multiple Origins for the Surname Herd


English


The origins of the Herd surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Herd began when someone in that family worked as a herdsman. The surname Herd is derived from the Old English word herde, which in turn comes from the Old English word heird, which means herd.

Herd Early Origins



The surname Herd was first found in Suffolk 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.

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Herd Spelling Variations


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Herd Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Herd has appeared include Herd, Heard, Hird, Hurd and others.

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Herd Early History


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Herd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herd research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Herd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herd Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Herd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Herd, aged 35, a needlewoman, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  • James Herd, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml

Herd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Herd, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary Herd, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • George Herd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herd (post 1700)



  • Harold Shields Herd (1918-2007), Kansas Supreme Court justice
  • Jim Herd (b. 1939), former American professional wrestling executive
  • Richard Herd Jr. (b. 1932), American actor in television and film
  • Johnathan James Herd (b. 1989), English footballer
  • Robin Herd (b. 1939), English engineer, designer and businessman
  • Benjamin Alexander Herd (b. 1985), English footballer
  • David George Herd (1934-2016), Scottish international footballer
  • David Herd (1732-1810), Scottish anthologist who was a noted collector of national ballads
  • Fred Herd (1874-1954), Scottish professional golfer
  • Alexander "Sandy" Herd (1868-1944), Scottish professional golfer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Recte et sapienter
Motto Translation: Rightly and wisely.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Herd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herd 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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