Herder Family History
Herder Name Meaning
English Dutch and German: occupational name for a herdsman or someone who tended a herd of domestic animals from Middle English herder Middle Dutch herder harde(r) Middle Low German herder Middle High German hertære. Compare Den Herder . German: from the medieval personal name Herdher composed of the elements hart ‘strong’ + heri hari ‘army’. South German: habitational name from either of two places called Herdern near Freiburg and near Winterthur in Switzerland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press