The Herholdt surname is thought to derive from a first name, popular in the Middle ages. A Germanic Hariowald was mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus. It is also supposed that the name may have evolved from the Middle High German word "heralt," meaning a herald, or messenger.
Early Origins of the Herholdt family
The surname Herholdt was first found in Bavaria
, where an early form of the name was Hörldt. Predating surnames, there is record of a Haroldus in Hamburg in 1251.
Early History of the Herholdt family
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Herholdt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Herold, Herolt, Hareld, Herholdt, Herholz, Hierold and many more.
Early Notables of the Herholdt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herholdt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Christoph Heroldt, who came to Pennsylvania in 1743; Henrich Christoph Heroldt, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1743; Joorg Christoff Heroldt, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1743.
Contemporary Notables of the name Herholdt (post 1700)
- Sonja Herholdt, Afrikaner singer-songwriter and actress
- Johan Daniel Herholdt (1818-1902), Danish architect, best known for his work on the Copenhagen University Library in Fiolstræde, Copenhagen