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The ancient and distinguished German surname Herwig is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer. The early German personal name Herwig means "battle-worthy," and was made popular through the "Gudrun Lied," a Middle High German epic poem written between 1220 and 1250 which featured a character named Herwig, the king of Zealand, Denmark. The name was common under many spelling variations in several areas of medieval Germany, such as Silesia (Harbig), Saxony (Herbig), and Swabia (Herweger).

Herwig Early Origins



The surname Herwig was first found in northern Germany, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest documentation of the name dates back to 1285, when Herwich kolere was recorded to be living in Stralsund in 1285. The name was first recorded as a surname in 1385, borne by Teml Herwich of Budweis. The young Herwig family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the country's early history and contributing greatly to the development of medieval German society.

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Herwig Spelling Variations


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Herwig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Herwig, Harwig, Harbig, Herbig, Herwegh, Herbing, Herweg, Harweg, Herwich and many more.

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Herwig Early History


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Herwig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herwig research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1427, 1638, 1696, 1785, 1817, 1845, 1855, 1858, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Herwig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herwig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herwig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herwig 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herwig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Herwig, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • Hs Jacob Herwig, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • Henrich Herwig, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Herwig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Herwig, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • August Herwig, who arrived in Maryland in 1849
  • Charles J Herwig, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herwig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herwig (post 1700)



  • Bob Herwig (1914-1974), American football center, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964
  • Conrad Herwig (b. 1959), American jazz trombonist from New York City
  • Phil Herwig, American Republican politician, Independent Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1992, 1994
  • P. F. Herwig, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1888; Louisiana Republican State Chair, 1896
  • Malte Herwig (b. 1972), German-born author, journalist, and literary critic
  • Walther Herwig (1838-1912), Prussian administrative lawyer, and the founder of the German fisheries science
  • Alfons Herwig, well-known German opera singer
  • Bernhard Herwig (b. 1893), German professor of psychology
  • Kurt Herwig, Australian composer, known for his work on Australian Weekend (1960)
  • Franz Herwig (1880-1931), German writer and literary critic

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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. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Herwig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herwig 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 30 September 2016 at 16:57.

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