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The name Herrin has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who made a living by catching or selling herring. Early examples of the surname Herrin come from the Old French word hareng, while later examples come from the Old English word hering, which was originally derived from the Old English words hæring and hering; these words all mean herring. Occupational names such as Herrin frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Herrin Early Origins



The surname Herrin was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Herrin Spelling Variations


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Herrin Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Herrin has been spelled many different ways, including Herring, Herrin, Hering and others.

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Herrin Early History


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Herrin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herrin research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1190, 1450, 1750, 1628, 1704, 1693, 1757, 1747 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Herrin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herrin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herrin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herrin 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Herrins to arrive in North America:

Herrin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Herrin, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765

Herrin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Herrin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Moses Herrin, who arrived in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herrin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herrin (post 1700)



  • Thomas Edward Herrin (1929-1999), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Kymberly Ellen Herrin (b. 1957), American model and actress
  • Josh Herrin (b. 1990), American professional motorcycle road racer
  • Teresa Herrin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Smiley C. Herrin Jr., American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbia, Missouri, 1968-77 (acting, 1968)
  • S. H. Herrin, American politician, Mayor of Cullman, Alabama, 1887-89
  • Ralph Herrin, American politician, Mayor of Waycross, Georgia, 1951
  • John Herrin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1972
  • Judith Herrin (b. 1942), English Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine studies at King's College London
  • Jeremy Herrin, English theatre director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Herrin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herrin 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 6 December 2016 at 21:16.

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