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Where did the German Herzog family come from? What is the German Herzog family crest and coat of arms? When did the Herzog family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Herzog family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Herzog, Herzig, Hertzog, Hercog, Hartzog, Gertzog, Hartog, Hartoch, Hertogs, Hertogson and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herzog research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1670 is included under the topic Early Herzog History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Herzog Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herzog Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaretha Herzog, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Jacob Herzog, who landed in Carolina in 1738
  • Anna Herzog, who came to Carolina in 1738
  • Anna Herzog, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Andreas Herzog, who came to Philadelphia in 1750

Herzog Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Herzog, who landed in Ohio in 1824
  • Caroline Herzog, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Peter Herzog, who landed in North America in 1846
  • Joh Herzog, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Henry Herzog, aged 24, arrived in Missouri in 1847

Herzog Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Herzog, who arrived in Quebec in 1850


  • Paul M. Herzog, American Democrat politician, Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1945-53; Chair, National Labor Relations Board, 1945-53
  • Minnie Herzog, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930-36, 1961; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1960
  • Martin H. Herzog (b. 1878), American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Racine County 3rd District, 1939-40
  • Leonard Herzog, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1900
  • Joseph Herzog, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 8th District, 1900
  • John Herzog, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for Illinois State Senate 11th District, 1922
  • Jacob H. Herzog, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1968
  • Jacob B. Herzog, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County, 1893-96
  • George Herzog, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932
  • Ralph H. Herzog, American politician, Mayor of Hays, Kansas, 1956



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The Herzog Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herzog 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.

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