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The name Herrine finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who made a living by catching or selling herring. Early examples of the surname Herrine 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 Herrine 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.

Early Origins of the Herrine family


The surname Herrine 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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Early History of the Herrine family

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Early History of the Herrine family


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Herrine Spelling Variations

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Herrine Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Herrine has been recorded under many different variations, including Herring, Herrin, Hering and others.

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Early Notables of the Herrine family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Herrine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Herrine family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Herrine family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herrine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmond Herrine, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Cornelius Herrine, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland

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