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The prestigious surname Herme comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Herme is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Herme is derived from the Old Greek word eremia, which means lonely or solitary, and was a name given to someone who lived on a stretch of barren or deserted land.

Herme Early Origins



The surname Herme was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Herme Spelling Variations


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Herme Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hermès, Hermais, Hermait, Hermaies, Las Hermes, de Lazerme, Hermés, Hermé, Hermer, Hermez and many more.

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Herme Early History


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Herme Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herme research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 174 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Herme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herme Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Herme 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 or some of its variants were: Bernhardine Hermes settled in Texas in 1846; Henrich Hermes settled in Philadelphia in 1738; Johan Hermes, aged 27; settled in America with his wife and two daughters in 1709.

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Citations


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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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Herme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herme 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 30 August 2012 at 10:38.

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