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The family name Herter is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a guardian of cattle or sheep. The surname Herter is derived from the Old English word hierdeman, which means herdman.

Herter Early Origins



The surname Herter was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Herter Spelling Variations


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Herter Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Herter include Herdman, Herdsman, Hurdman, Heardman, Herder, Hearden, Herden, Hirdman and many more.

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Herter Early History


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Herter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herter research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1268, 1272, 1273, 1307, 1524, and 1762 are included under the topic Early Herter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herter In Ireland


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Herter In Ireland



Some of the Herter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Herter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philipp Herter, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Regula Herter, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Johannes Herter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Andreas Herter, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Anna Margaretha Herter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Herter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Herter, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1846
  • Adolf Herter, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herter (post 1700)



  • Albert Herter (1871-1950), American painter, illustrator, muralist, and interior designer
  • Blair Joseph Herter (b. 1980), American television personality
  • Christian Archibald Herter Jr. (1919-2007), American politician, diplomat, oil executive and academic, son of Christian A. Herter
  • Christian Archibald Herter (1865-1910), American physician and pathologist, co-founder of the Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • Christian Archibald Herter Jr. (1919-2007), American Republican politician, Administrative Assistant to U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon, 1953-54; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960
  • Christian Archibald Herter (1895-1966), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1943-53; Governor of Massachusetts, 1953-57; U.S. Secretary of State, 1959-61
  • Gustav Herter (1830-1898), co-founder of Herter Brothers, American furniture makers
  • George Leonard Herter, American manager of Herter's In c. sporting goods business and author
  • David Herter, American author
  • Christian Archibald Herter (1895-1966), American politician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Herter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herter 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 November 2015 at 10:43.

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