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The prestigious surname Hermes comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Hermes 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 Hermes 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.

Hermes Early Origins



The surname Hermes 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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Hermes Spelling Variations


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Hermes 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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Hermes Early History


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Hermes Early History



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

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Hermes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hermes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hermes 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:

Hermes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Hermes, aged 27, settled in America with his wife and two daughters in 1709
  • Henrich Hermes settled in Philadelphia in 1738

Hermes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bern Hermes, who landed in America in 1834
  • Therese Hermes, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Gerhard Hermes, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Bernhardine Hermes settled in Texas in 1846
  • Wilhelm Hermes settled in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hermes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hermes (post 1700)



  • Leonard J. Hermes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1940
  • Mrs. Leonard Hermes, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940
  • Dalton Hermes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012
  • Peter Hermes (1922-2015), German diplomat, West German Ambassador to the United States from 1979 to 1984
  • Gertrude Hermes, Sculptor and Wood Engraver
  • Georg Hermes (1775-1831), German Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian
  • Hans Hermes (1912-2003), German mathematician
  • Johann Timotheus Hermes (1738-1821), German novelist
  • Johann Gustav Hermes (1846-1912), German mathematician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Hermes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hermes 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 19 May 2016 at 14:00.

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