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Herdman Name Meaning

English (chiefly Northumbria): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde + man ‘man’. The surname is also found in Ireland, where it dates back to around the 14th century. Scottish: status name from Old English hiredman ‘retainer’, denoting a member of a lord’s household and followers, the hired. German (Herdmann): occupational name for a tender of animals (see Herder).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hardman, Headman, Herman, Holdman, Ferdman, Heldman, Henman, Hudman

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Herdman Family Origin

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Herdman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Herdman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Herdman's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herdman. A less common occupation for the Herdman family was Labourer.

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Herdman Historical Records

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Herdman Life Expectancy

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