Origins Available: English, French
England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Hermer comes from the Old English given name Heremoer. It derives from the Old English elements here, which means army, and moer, which means fame. Alternatively, the name could have been "an ancient personal name, occurring in the Domesday Book of Norfolk among the tenants in chief as Hermerus. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Hermer family
Norfolk where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Later the family held estates known as the "Fens" and these may have been held since the Domesday Book survey taken in 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Hermer family
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Hermer Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Harmer, Harmar, Hermer, Hermar, Hearmer, Hearmar and others.
Early Notables of the Hermer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hermer family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hermer or a variant listed above:
Hermer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hermer (post 1700)
Hermer Family Crest Products