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Multiple Origins for the Surname Herman



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."

Herman Early Origins



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.

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Herman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Herman Early History


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Herman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herman research. Another 291 words (21 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.

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Herman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herman Early Notables (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...

Another 41 words (3 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (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
  • 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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Contemporary Notables of the name Herman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herman (post 1700)



  • 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


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Herman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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