Hertz Family History
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Hertz Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. German: nickname for a stout-hearted or kind-hearted individual, from Middle High German herze ‘heart’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Herz ‘heart’, Yiddish harts. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Herts, which is from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer’, ‘hart’ (see Hirsch). Dutch: variant of Hirsch. Danish and Swedish: probably of German origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hartz, Kertz, Gertz, Netz, Artz, Herde, Bertz, Herz, Wertz, Herod