The distinguished surname Hereman is of very ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name
made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man."
Early Origins of the Hereman family
The surname Hereman was first found in Prussia
, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Hereman family
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Hereman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Herman, Hermann, Herrman, Herrmann, Hörman, Hörmann, Hierman, Harmen, Harmand, Harman, Armand, Armant, Hermand, Arman, Erman, Ermann, Hearman, Hearmann, Harm, Harmsen, Harmson and many more.
Early Notables of the Hereman family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Hereman during this time period were Jobst Herman of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1625-1678), Count of Lippe, Sternberg and Schwalenberg; Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor (c.1621-1686), a Bohemian explorer, merchant, and cartographer; Johann Oswald Harms (1643-1708), a... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hereman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hereman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Hermann, who emigrated from Alsace to Pennsylvania in 1750; Christian Herman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752; Andrew Herman, who immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1767.