Hering Family History
Hering Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hærinc ‘herring’ German Hering a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman particularly a seller of herrings or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a herring. In some cases the Jewish surname is artificial. In North America this surname is also an altered form of the German and Jewish variant Häring. Compare Haring . German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places and farmhouses so named for instance near Zeesse in Overijssel originally inhabited by a certain Here or Hero and his kin. Here or Hero is a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the element heri ‘army’. English (London): variant of Herring .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022