Herdman Family History
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Herdman Name Meaning
English (chiefly Northumbria): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde + man ‘man’. The surname is also found in Ireland, where it dates back to around the 14th century. Scottish: status name from Old English hiredman ‘retainer’, denoting a member of a lord’s household and followers, the hired. German (Herdmann): occupational name for a tender of animals (see Herder).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press