Herman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Herman 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 Herman family

The surname Herman 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.

Important Dates for the Herman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herman research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1828, 1842, 1769, 1612, 1719, 1727, 1786, 1625, 1678, 1621, 1686, 1643, 1708, 1664, 1703, 1646, 1695, 1650 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Herman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Herman Spelling Variations

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 Herman family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Herman 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...
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Herman migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Margarita Herman, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Judith Herman, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Jane Herman, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Casper Herman, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]
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Herman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Joost Herman, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Philippus Herman, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jost Herman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Johannes Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Joh Leonhardt Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
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Herman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sebastian Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Esteban Herman, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Frederick Herman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • John G Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Luring Herman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Herman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Herman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901 [1]
  • Gustav Herman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Herman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herman Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Laurent Herman, son of Jean and Marie, married Marie Agahte, daughter of Sébastien and Catherine, in Quebec on 7th October 1663 [2]
Herman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Philip Herman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • 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
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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 migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Herman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Herman, aged 28, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [3]
  • Samuel Herman, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [3]
  • Joseph Herman, aged 25, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Herman (post 1700)

  • William Herman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 34th District, 1938
  • William Herman, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1926
  • W. C. Herman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932
  • Tom Herman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Samuel Herman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1930
  • Ruth Herman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • Ruby Herman (b. 1885), American politician, Bookkeeper; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1924, 1928
  • Richard H. Herman, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1955
  • R. M. Herman, American Democrat politician, Chair of Forest County Democratic Party, 1937
  • Philip Herman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1952 (Bronx County 12th District), 1954 (Bronx County 8th District), 1956 (Bronx County 8th District), 1958 (Bronx County 8th District)
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Historic Events for the Herman family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Harold Herman, British Chief Petty Officer Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]
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 [6]
  • 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 [6]
  • 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 [6]
  • 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 [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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