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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


  • Jacques Herzog (b. 1950), Swiss architect awarded the 1999 Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts
  • Arthur Herzog Jr. (1900-1983), American songwriter most known for his work with Billie Holiday
  • Mr. Franz Herzog (1908-1937), German Navigator  from Munich, Germany, who worked on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and survived the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937
  • Roman Herzog (b. 1934), President of Germany from 1994 to 1999
  • Werner Herzog (b. 1942), award winning German film producer, director, and writer
  • Fred Herzog (b. 1933), Canadian award winning photographer
  • Walter Herzog (b. 1955), Canadian Co-Director, Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary


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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 14 August 2015 at 21:03.

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