Heron Name Meaning

English and French (Héron): nickname for a tall, thin person resembling a heron, Middle English heiroun, heyron (Old French hairon, of Germanic origin). English: habitational name from Harome in North Yorkshire, named with Old English harum, dative plural of hær ‘rock’, ‘stone’. This surname has evidently become confused with 1. Irish: reduced form of O’Heron, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín ‘descendant of Uidhrín’, a personal name from a diminutive of odhar ‘dun’, ‘swarthy’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaráin (see Haren). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chiaráin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Ciarán’ (see Kieran).

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List of People with Surname Heron

Based on our public records, there are a total of 1,372 people with the surname Heron. Among these people surnamed Heron, there are approximately 356 distinct names, with an average of 3 people who share the same name. Michael Heron, Charles Heron and James Heron are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Heron, with 25, 16 and 15 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Florida has the most people surnamed Heron, with a total of 172 people, and there are a total of 123 distinct names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Heron, with a total of 163 people and an average of 117 distinct names.