Herrmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Herrmann is of very ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man."

Early Origins of the Herrmann family

The surname Herrmann was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region.

One of the first records of the family was Hermann ( fl. 1070), a hagiographer, probably a native of Lorraine, was the Archdeacon of Herfast, Bishop of Thetford, and helped him in his attempt to assert the jurisdiction of his see over St. Edmund's Abbey. [1]

Hermann (d. 1078), first bishop of Salisbury, a native of Lorraine, was probably one of the clerks of the royal chapel under the Danish dynasty, and held that office when, in 1045, Edward the Confessor appointed him bishop of Ramsbury or Wilton, in succession to Brihtwold. [1]

Early History of the Herrmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herrmann research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1828, 1842, 1769, 1612, 1719, 1727, 1786, 1625, 1678, 1621, 1686, 1643, 1708, 1664, 1703, 1646, 1695, 1650 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Herrmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Herrmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Herman, Hermann, Herrman, Herrmann, Hörman, Hörmann, Hierman, Harmen, Harmand, Harman, Armand, Armant, Hermand, Arman, Erman, Ermann, Hearman, Hearmann, Harm, Harmsen, Harmson and many more.

Early Notables of the Herrmann family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Herrmann during this time period were Jobst Herman of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1625-1678), Count of Lippe, Sternberg and Schwalenberg; Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor (c.1621-1686), a Bohemian explorer, merchant, and cartographer; Johann Oswald Harms (1643-1708), a...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herrmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Herrmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herrmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philipp Jacob Herrmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [2]
  • Georg Herrmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [2]
  • Johannes Herrmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Johann Georg Herrmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [2]
  • David Herrmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Herrmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Herrmann, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • John Joseph Herrmann, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834 [2]
  • Frederick Herrmann, aged 54, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [2]
  • Martin Friedrich Herrmann, who landed in America in 1843 [2]
  • Michel Herrmann, aged 29, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Herrmann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Otto Herrmann, who landed in Arkansas in 1905 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Herrmann (post 1700) +

  • Edward Martin Herrmann (1946-2013), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1967 to 1978
  • Jim Herrmann (b. 1960), American NFL football coach for the New York Giants
  • Edward Kirk Herrmann (b. 1943), American Primetime Emmy Award winning, Screen Actors Guild Award noiminated television and film actor
  • Frank Joseph Herrmann (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians
  • Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975), American Academy Award winning composer
  • John G. Herrmann, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Nassau County 1st District, 1953-54 [3]
  • George Herrmann, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State Senate 26th District, 1990 [3]
  • Clara T. Herrmann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1964 [3]
  • Charles A. Herrmann, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1888 [3]
  • August Herrmann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1904, 1908 [3]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Gerhard Herrmann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Günter Herrmann (1919-1941), German Schreibersmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Anton Herrmann (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


Suggested Readings for the name Herrmann +

  • 2022 "Willard Adams Barber, His Ancestors and Descendants" by John W. Herrmann.

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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