Herring Name Meaning

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. German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia. Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of a Germanic compound name with the first element hari, heri ‘army’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hering.

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List of People with Surname Herring

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 16,922 people with the surname Herring. Among these people surnamed Herring, there are nearly 1,537 unique names, with an average of 11 people having the same name. Robert Herring, William Herring and Michael Herring are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Herring, with 291, 279 and 260 people respectively.

Additionally, Our findings indicate that North Carolina has the highest number of people surnamed Herring, with a total of 2,098 people, and there are a total of 760 unique names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Herring, with a total of 1,809 people and an average of 728 unique names.