Herbst Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German herb(e)st ‘harvest’. The modern German word Herbst has come to mean ‘Fall’, the time of year when the harvest takes place. The exact application of the nickname is not clear; perhaps it referred to a peasant who had certain obligations to his master at the time of the harvest, or it may have been acquired for some other anecdotal reason which is now lost. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Herbst ‘Fall’, perhaps reflecting the season when the name was first taken or given. In some cases, it seems to have been one of the group of names referring to the seasons that were distributed at random by government officials when surnames became compulsory. Compare Fruhling, Winter, and Summer.

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List of People with Surname Herbst

As far as we found, there are a total of 3,347 people with the surname Herbst. Among these people surnamed Herbst, there are around 579 different names, with an average of 5 people sharing the same name. Barbara Herbst, Charles Herbst and David Herbst are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Herbst, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that New York has the greatest number of people surnamed Herbst, with a total of 316 people, and there are a total of 201 different names among these people. Wisconsin is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Herbst, with a total of 303 people and an average of 199 different names.