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.
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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 
Julius Herold, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Canaan, 1908 
Herman C. H. Herold, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888, 1904 
Henry Herold, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1912 
George J. Herold, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932 
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 
George A. Herold, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Webster County, 1921-22 
Charles Herold, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1928 
Adam Herold, American Democrat politician, California State Treasurer, 1887-91 
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