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Herring family

There are 33,385 people with the Herring surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Herring surname come from:
USA
 (83%)
Great Britain
 (11%)
Canada
 (2%)
Australia
 (1%)
New Zealand
 (0.6%)
Georgia
 (0.3%)
Germany
 (0.2%)
Bermuda
 (0.2%)
South Africa
 (0.1%)
Albania
 (0.1%)
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The meaning of the name Herring:
  1. English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, Middle English hering, Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.
  2. German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.
  3. Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of a Germanic compound name with the first element hari, heri ‘army’.
  4. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hering.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Herring:
Alexander Herring   Ann Herring   Bathsheba Herring   Benjamin Herring   Elizabeth Herring   James Herring   John Herring   Lewis Herring   Mary Herring   Nancy Herring   Rebecca Herring   Samuel Herring   Sarah Herring   Thomas Herring   William Herring  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Herring:
Herring Web Site, 19 members
nee Vetterman Herring Web Site, 14 members
Herring Web Site, 12 members
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