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The surname Herman is of patronymic origin, and belongs to the category of surnames known as hereditary surnames. As a point of interest, the name is derived from the personal name Armand, and signifies "the son of Armand." The personal name Armand is of Germanic origin, being derived from the Old German word "heri," which meant army man, warrior, and therefore meant soldier. The original Germanic form of the personal name was Heriman; the name in English is Herman.

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The surname Herman was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Armand, Arman, Armans, Armande, Armad, Armade, d'Armand, l'Armand, Darmand, Larmand, Larman, Darman, Darmon, Larmande, Darmande, Armmand, Armman, Armmmans, Armmande, Armmad, Armmade, Harman, Harmman, Harmand, Harmmande, Herman, Hermande, Hermman, Hermmande, Hartman, Hartmande and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herman research. Another 519 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1789, 1807, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Herman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the names at this time was François Armand, Magistrate, Deputy of Tiers; Marie Armande de La Trémoille (1677-1717), a French noblewoman and Princess of Turenne; and Nicolas Herman...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Herman, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Margarita Herman, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Judith Herman, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Jane Herman, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Casper Herman, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
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Herman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Joost Herman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Philippus Herman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Jost Herman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johannes Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Joh Leonhardt Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
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Herman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sebastian Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Esteban Herman, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Frederick Herman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John G Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Luring Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
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Herman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Herman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901
  • Gustav Herman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Herman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Herman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catharina Herman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Herman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Henritta Herman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • John Philip Herman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
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Herman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Karol Herman, who landed in Quebec in 1896
  • Nicola Herman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Nykola Herman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Panko Herman, who landed in Canada in 1897

Herman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Herman, aged 28, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Samuel Herman, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Joseph Herman, aged 25, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
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  • William Jennings Bryan "Billy" Herman (1909-1992), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Louis Herman, American researcher of dolphin sensory abilities, dolphin cognition, and humpback whales
  • Robert Herman (1914-1997), American scientist, best known for his work on estimating the temperature of cosmic microwave background radiation from the Big Bang explosion
  • Jerry Herman (b. 1932), the famous American composer, lyricist, and director whose best-known musicals include "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles"
  • David Herman (b. 1967), American actor, comedian and voice actor
  • Floyd Caves "Babe" Herman (1903-1987), American Major League Baseball player
  • Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman (1913-1987), American jazz clarinetist and singer, awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987
  • Ró¿a Herman (1902-1995), Polish chess master
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Herman Historic Events



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Harold Herman, British Chief Petty Officer Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Samuel Herman (d. 1912), aged 49, English Second Class passenger from Yeovil, Somerset who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Jane Herman, (née Laver), aged 48, English Second Class passenger from Yeovil, Somerset who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9
  • Miss Alice Herman, aged 24, English Second Class passenger from Yeovil, Somerset who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9
  • Miss Kate Herman, aged 24, English Second Class passenger from Yeovil, Somerset who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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