Herold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Herold surname is thought to derive from a first name, popular in the Middle ages. A Germanic Hariowald was mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus. It is also supposed that the name may have evolved from the Middle High German word "heralt," meaning a herald, or messenger.

Early Origins of the Herold family

The surname Herold was first found in Bavaria, where an early form of the name was Hörldt. Predating surnames, there is record of a Haroldus in Hamburg in 1251.

Important Dates for the Herold family

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Herold Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Herold, Herolt, Hareld, Herholdt, Herholz, Hierold and many more.

Early Notables of the Herold family (pre 1700)

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Herold migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Geo Michel Herold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Jean Herold, who arrived in Long Island in 1782 [1]
  • Johann Herold, who arrived in America in 1782 [1]
Herold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann G Herold, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • Joh Joseph Herold, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • Gotlieb Herold, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • John George Herold, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Conrad Herold, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Herold (post 1700)

  • Julius Herold, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Canaan, 1908 [2]
  • Herman C. H. Herold, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888, 1904 [2]
  • Henry Herold, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1912 [2]
  • George J. Herold, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932 [2]
  • George Dana Herold, American Democrat politician, Chair of Nicholas County Democratic Party, 1945-46; Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 28th Judicial Circuit, 1961-64 [2]
  • George A. Herold, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Webster County, 1921-22 [2]
  • Charles Herold, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1928 [2]
  • Anderson Claughton Herold (1886-1979), American Democrat politician,Candidate for West Virginia State Treasurer, 1920; Member of West Virginia State Senate 10th District, 1923-34;Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945 [2]
  • Adam Herold, American Democrat politician, California State Treasurer, 1887-91 [2]
  • Zac Herold (b. 1983), American football tight end
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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