Origins Available: Dutch
Hering is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who made a living by catching or selling herring. Early examples of the surname Hering come from the Old French word hareng,
while later examples come from the Old English word hering,
which was originally derived from the Old English words hæring
these words all mean herring. Occupational
names such as Hering frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Hering family
The surname Hering was first found in Oxfordshire
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.
Early History of the Hering family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hering research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1190, 1450, 1750, 1628, 1704, 1693, 1757, 1747 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Hering History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hering 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 Hering has appeared include Herring, Herrin, Hering and others.
Early Notables of the Hering family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hering family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hering arrived in North America very early:
Hering Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christopher Hering, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1783 along with George and Jacob
Contemporary Notables of the name Hering (post 1700)
- General Pierre Hering (1874-1963), French General Officer Commanding Army of Paris (1940) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Pierre Hering. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hering/Pierre/France.html
Historic Events for the Hering family
- Max Hering (1922-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details