Origins Available: Dutch, English
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 and hering; 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
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
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Hering Spelling Variations
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Hering (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Hering family
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