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Herd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Herd family


The surname Herd was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The most important of these branches was that seated at Grabenstadt who were raised to the rank of cavaliers in 1579.

Early History of the Herd family


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Herd Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Hardt, Hart, Hard and others.

Early Notables of the Herd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Herd family to the New World and Oceana


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

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
  • David George Herd (1934-2016), Scottish international footballer
  • David Herd (1732-1810), Scottish anthologist who was a noted collector of national ballads
  • Johnathan James Herd (b. 1989), English footballer
  • Fred Herd (1874-1954), Scottish professional golfer
  • Robin Herd (b. 1939), English engineer, designer and businessman
  • Alexander "Sandy" Herd (1868-1944), Scottish professional golfer
  • George Herd (b. 1936), Scottish former footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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

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