Submitted Surnames Starting with H

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Short form of Harris
France, England
Comes from the three towns with this name in England.
A combination of the Welsh adjective 'hy', meaning 'bold' or 'presumptuous' and the common Welsh personal name 'Rhys'. This surname is common in South Wales and the English West Country and has an official Welsh tartan... [more]
HARROLDScottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Harold.
Means "person from Harrow", the district of northwest Greater London, or various places of the same name in Scotland ("heathen shrine").
From first name Harry.
Habitational name from Hertford, or from either of two places called Hartford, in Cheshire and Cumbria; all are named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’.
Finnish surname, possibly a Finnish variant of German first name Harteke.
HARTLEYEnglish, Scottish
Derived from the Old English words meaning heorot meaning "hart" and leah meaning "clearing". Also from Scottish Ó hArtghaile meaning "descendant of Artghal". Hartley is also an English given name.
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hard "hardy, strong" and man "man".
This surname is a habitational one, denoting someone who lived in a village in County Durham or in North Yorkshire.... [more]
Habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire called Hartwell, from Old English heorot ‘stag’, ‘hart’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’... [more]
Haru is an Estonian surname meaning "branch".
Haruki is a first name on the other site. For the surname Haruki (春木), it means "Spring Season Tree". A notable bearer is Hiroshi Haruki, who was a Japanese mathematician.
The surname 春名 (Haruna) means "Spring {season} Name". Notable bearers are Masaki Haruna, and Mika Haruna. Mika is swimmer, and Masaki went with the stage name 'Klaha', when he was a vocalist for Malice Mizer... [more]
Means "spring field", from Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" and 野 (no) "field".
Haruoja is an Estonian surname meaning "branch creek".
From the Japanese 春 (haru) "spring" or 治 (haru) "peace," "public security" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
From Japanese 春 (haru) meaning "spring" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
From the Old English given name Hereweard, composed of the elements here "army" and weard "guard", which was borne by an 11th-century thane of Lincolnshire, leader of resistance to the advancing Normans... [more]
HARWOODEnglish, Scots
Habitation name found especially along the border areas of England and Scotland, from the Old English elements har meaning "gray" or hara referring to the animals called "hares" plus wudu for "wood"... [more]
Albanian surname, Hasani and given "Aga" in Ottoman Empire
Means "son of Hasan".
Means "son of Hasan".
Variant transcription of Hassanzai.
HASCHAKEnglish (American)
This may be influenced from the English word hashtag, meaning number.
From the Japanese 長 (ha or naga) "long," "chief," 谷 (se, tani or ya) "valley" and 川 (kawa or gawa) "river."
HAŠEKCzech (?)
Meaning "Pure" or "Chaste" from Latin Castus, a shortening of Castulus. Diminutive of the personal name Haštal. Noteable people with this surname include Dominik Hašek, a Czech ice hockey Goal-tender and Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech satirist and Journalist, most known for his satirical novel, 'The Good Soldier Švejk'.
Translates to 'hazel farmer'
Hashi means "Bridge".
Hashi means "Bridge" and Guchi means "Mouth". This is the surname of Chiyomi Hashiguchi, who was a mangaka.
Bluntly speaking, this is Kurahashi backwards.
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 岡 (Oka) means "Hill, Ridge".
Hashira is a Japanese last name that means "Pillar" or "Support". ... [more]
Hashi means "Bridge" and Tani means "Valley".
橋 (Hashi) means "Bridge" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
Variant of Ashley (?).
HASHMIUrdu, Punjabi, Indian (Muslim), Arabic
From Arabic هاشم (hashim) meaning "crusher, breaker of bread" (see Hashim). It also refers to the Banu Hashim clan (also called Hashemites) of the Quraysh tribe that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad belonged to.
Means "son of Hashim" in Azerbaijani.
From the Norman personal name ASCHETIL.
From the personal name KHASKL.
Habitational name of uncertain origin. The surname is common in London, and may be derived from Alsa (formerly Assey) in Stanstead Mountfitchet, Essex (recorded as Alsiesheye in 1268). nother possible source is Halsway in Somerset, named from Old English hals ‘neck’ + weg ‘way’, ‘road’.
Means "person from Hassall", Cheshire ("witch's corner of land").
Means "son of Hassan" in Pashto. The Hassanzai are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Yousafzai.
Habitational name from any of the places in various parts of Germany called Hasselbach.
The surname of the singer, David Hasselhoff.
hass=hate; lacher=laughter... [more]
HÄSSLIGerman (Swiss), French (Rare)
Swiss German diminutive form of Haas. This is a French surname via Alsace-Lorraine. A notable bearer is French footballer (soccer player) Eric Hassli (1981-).
HASSONHebrew (Modern)
Means "sturdy" or "strong" in Hebrew, it is not related to the Arabic name Hasan.
This is an ancient surname that is another form of Hada/Haneda. Ha means "Feather, Plume, Wing" and Ta means "Feild, Rice Patty/Paddy".
Means "Field" in Japanese
From the Japanese 渡 (ha or wata) "ferryboat," "ferry" or 羽 (ha or hane) "wing," "feather;" 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many;" and 野 (no) "field," "area."
From Navajo hataałii meaning ‎"medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał ‎"he sings, he is chanting").
幡 (Hata) means "Field" and 谷 (Ya) means "Valley". ... [more]
English (mainly Hampshire and Berkshire): topographic name from Middle English hacche ‘gate’, Old English hæcc (see Hatcher). In some cases the surname is habitational, from one of the many places named with this word... [more]
Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate, from Middle English hacche (Old English hæcc) + the agent suffix -er. This normally denoted a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate.
Meaning unknown.
Hatsu is both a Japanese surname and a unisex name meaning "Beginning." Notable bearers of this surname is Akiko Hatsu (Japanese manga artist) and a bearer of the first name form is Hatsu Hioki (Japanese wrestler).
HATTENDORFGerman, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places called Hattendorf, near Alsfeld and near Hannover. The element hatt, had means ‘bog’
From the Japanese 服 "clothes" and 部 "region," "division," "part." This was the surname of Hanzo Hattori (服部半蔵), a famous 16th century samurai and ninja.
A Greek rendering of حاج‎ (ḥājj), denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage. In a Christian context, the title designates a person who has visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and was baptised in the Jordan River... [more]
Diminutive of Hatzis.
Hatzis is the modern form of the Greek khatzis 'a pilgrim to Jerusalem' (either Christian or Muslim), considered a high social distinction. The Greek term is Semitic in origin and is cognate with Arabic hajj 'pilgrimage (to Mecca).'
Derived from the first name Hugo.
Haud is an Estonian surname meaning "grave" and "tomb".
Derived from Middle High German houwen "to beat" and isen "iron". This surname denoted a smith.
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See HAUGEN.
Haug is an Estonian surname meaning "pike (fish)".
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
Topographic and occupational name for someone who lived and worked in a great house, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hus "house" (see House).
From the Germanic personal name Huso, a short form of a compound name composed with hus ‘house’, ‘dwelling’ as the first element.
HAUSERGerman, Jewish
From Middle High German hus "house", German haus, + the suffix -er, denoting someone who gives shelter or protection.
HAUSLEGerman (Austrian)
Topographical name for someone who's House was near the Woods, from German "Häus" House "le" Woods
From Middle High German hus "house" (see HAUS) + man "man".
From Middle High German haus 'house' and wirt 'owner' or 'master'.
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (la) meaning “abode, home, or land of….”
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
From the Middle English male personal name Havelok, from Old Norse Hafleikr, literally "sea sport". It was borne by the British general Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857).
HAVERBUSYiddish, Dutch
From Yiddish/Hebrew Haver (חבר) and Baruch (ברוך), thus literally "blessed friend".
HAVERFORDWelsh, English
Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK
Means 'Sweet' in Hebrew
Variant of Hafner.
Variant of or patronymic from HAWK.
HAWLEYEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Means "hedged meadow". It comes from the English word haw, meaning "hedge", and Saxon word leg, meaning "meadow". The first name Hawley has the same meaning.
HAWTHORNEnglish, Scottish
English and Scottish: variant spelling of Hawthorne.
HAWTHORNEEnglish, Scottish
English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a bush or hedge of hawthorn (Old English haguþorn, hægþorn, i.e. thorn used for making hedges and enclosures, Old English haga, (ge)hæg), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Hawthorn in County Durham... [more]
HAYEnglish, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
This name means "falcon" in Japanese.
It is written as Ha ("Long,Cheif"), the same as "Naga", + Ya ("Valley") + Gawa ("River"). It's possibly written the same way Hayakawa was submitted, because these are just variations of one another... [more]
Japanese surname meaning "fast river". It is written as 早川.
I have no idea how its most commonly written, but according to Hi!penpal, the surname can be written in 7 different ways...with some meaning "Leaf Mountain", "Wing Mountain", "Fast Horse", and "Fast Pause".
早 (Haya) means "Fast, Early" and 坂 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill". Only one of the notables bearers, is Fumio Hayasaka. He was a composer before the mid 1900's.
Hayashi (林) means "Forest", and Bara means "Plain".
From Japanese 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Means "tailor" in Hebrew.
English (West Midlands): from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Hay, formed with the Middle English hypocoristic suffix -cok (see Cocke).
HAYDAROVUzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Haydar".
Meaning "heathen". Famous bearer is Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
Varient of Heid.
Means "weaver" in Arabic.
English habitational name from several places called Heyford in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, or Hayford in Buckfastleigh, Devon, all named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + ford ‘ford’.
Either (i) "person from Hayling", Hampshire ("settlement of Hægel's people"); or (ii) from the Old Welsh personal name Heilyn, literally "cup-bearer" (see also Palin).
HAYMESWelsh, Scottish, English, Irish, Anglo-Saxon
Variant of 'Hayes', 'Haynes' or 'Hames'... [more]
English: habitational name from Haywards Heath in Sussex, which was named in Old English as ‘enclosure with a hedge’, from hege ‘hedge’ + worð ‘enclosure’. The modern form, with its affix, arose much later on (Mills gives an example from 1544).
Turkish / Muslim last name meaning "nightingale".
HAZARDEnglish, French, Dutch
Nickname for an inveterate gambler or a brave or foolhardy man prepared to run risks, from Middle English, Old French hasard, Middle Dutch hasaert (derived from Old French) "game of chance", later used metaphorically of other uncertain enterprises... [more]
Means "person from Hazelden", the name of various places in England ("valley growing with hazel trees").
Hazel is referring to hazel trees, while ton is from old english tun meaning enclosure, so an enclosure of hazel trees, or an orchard of hazel trees.
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Derbyshire, Suffolk, Surrey, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hæsel (or Old Norse hesli) ‘hazel (tree)’ + wudu ‘wood’; or a topographic name from this term.
HAZLETTEnglish (British)
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hazel copse, Old English hæslett (a derivative of hæsel ‘hazel’). habitational name from Hazelhead or Hazlehead in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, derived from Old English hæsel ‘hazel’ + heafod ‘head’, here in the sense of ‘hill’; also a topographic name of similar etymological origin.
HAZRAIndian, Bengali
Possibly from the name of a location near Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Variant spelling of Hazard.
variant spelling of Haycock
Habitational surname for a person from Healey near Manchester, derived from Old English heah "high" + leah "wood", "clearing". There are various other places in northern England, such as Northumberland and Yorkshire, with the same name and etymology, and they may also have contributed to the surname.
Southern Irish: reduced form of O’Healy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉilidhe ‘descendant of the claimant’, from éilidhe ‘claimant’, or of Gaelic Ó hÉalaighthe ‘descendant of Éaladhach’, a personal name probably from ealadhach ‘ingenious’.
Occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).
Variant of Hart.
English habitational name from any of various places called Heathcote, for example in Derbyshire and Warwickshire, from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’.
Comes from "town (or farmstead) on a hill".... [more]
Occupational name for a carrier (someone who loaded or transported goods), from an agent derivative of Middle High German heben "to lift".
Variant of Heber.
From the personal name Egbert.
HECHTGerman, Dutch
From Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht "pike", generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish.
Famous bearer is William Heddle Nash (1894-1961), the English lyric tenor.
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the suffix -én from Latiin -enius "descendant of"
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge, Middle English hegg(e). In the early Middle Ages, hedges were not merely dividers between fields, but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure.
Variant of HEDÉN.
Swedish surname meaning "heath grove". From hed "heath" and lund "grove".
HEENANAncient Irish
Thought to be a nickname or metonymic, and to owe its derivation from the early Gaelic word ean meaning a "bird". The derivation is from the ancient name O'hEeanchain, which loosely translates as The descendant of the son of the Bird.
HEFNERGerman, Jewish
Recorded in several spellings including Hafner, Haffner, and Hevner, this is as surname of early Germanic origins. ... [more]
HEGAZYArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Hijazi.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hegge(n) or ter Hegge(n), derived from a word meaning ‘hedge’.
HEIDGerman, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath.... [more]
Variant transcription of Heydari.
From the medieval personal name Heidenrich, ostensibly composed of the elements heiden 'heathen', 'infidel' (see Heiden 2) + ric 'power', 'rule', but probably in fact a variant by folk etymology of Heidrich.
An invented Jewish name based on Hebrew chefets "pleasure". Lithuanian-born US violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) was a known bearer.
Derived from the given name Hugo.
A combination of HEIKKI and the local ending -lä, denoting someone from a household headed by someone called Heikki.
A combination of HEIKKI and the common surname suffix -nen.
South German: from Middle High German heilant ‘savior’, ‘Christ’, presumably either a name given to someone who had played the part of Christ in a mystery play or an occupational name for a healer, from Middle High German heilen ‘to heal’, ‘save’.
Heiliger means "Holy" or "Holy One" in German.
Town / City in Germany
German for "home". Originates in the German village of Heimburg (not to be confused with Hamburg) and the nearby castle of the same name.
HEINGerman, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
Hein is an Estonian surname meaning "hay".
Heinamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "hayfield" (literally, "hay land").
Heinapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "hay wood".
(Hein) is a short form of the name Heinrich, (the German form of the name Henry) & Bokel is a place name in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein & North Rhine-Westphalia.
HEINEGerman, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from a short form of Heinrich.
HEINEMANNGerman, Jewish
Combination of Heine, a short form of Heinrich, and Mann "man".
From the given name HEINER.
South German variant of Heinle.
Heinla is an Estonian surname meaning "hay area".
This surname is derived from what may be a pet form of Heinrich.
A combination of HEINO and the common surname suffix -nen.
Heinsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "hay grove".
Heinsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "hay swamp".
Heinvere is an Estonian surname meaning "hay blood".
Variant transcription of Hijazi.
Derived from Hel- (meaning hell) and -ander (from the greek 'andros' meaning man), a man from hell
The German word for "hero", ultimately derived from Middle High German helt.... [more]
Helde is an Estonian surname meaning "big-hearted".
Means "son of Helge".
HELGRINDPopular Culture
Helgrind is the surname of a King in the fictional series, "Mianite".
Helk is an Estonian surname meaning "lustre" and "sparkle".
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
Hellat is an Estonian surname derived from "hellalt", meaning "affectionately".
From Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and bom "boom".
Derived from germanic: hildtja = battle, brandt = sword, or prandt = burning wood/torch. Other view: Hilda is the Nordic Queen of the Underworld, Goddes of Death, so Sword/Torch of Hilda.... [more]
Helliste is an Estonian surname meaning "tender" and "affectionate".
From various place names in United Kingdom. Derived from Olde English elements of "halig" meaning holy, and "waella", a spring.
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of häll, a type of flat rock, and ström "stream".
HELLWIGGerman, Dutch
Curiously it started out life in ancient history as the baptismal name, Hell-wig. "luck" & "war;" this name literally translates to, "battle-battle."
This is a Latvian surname. ... [more]
HELMEYERGerman, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
from a pet form of Helm
This English habitational name originates with the North Yorkshire village of Helmsley, named with the Old English personal name Helm and leah, meaning 'clearing'.
HELTHONAncient Germanic (Gothic)
"Unique" in Norse Mythology, German variant of Hilton
Habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde "slope" and tun "farmstead, settlement", or possibly a variant of Hilton. This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.
The name 'Heman' is a Jewish name, meaning 'Faithfull'.... [more]
From the West Country area near Bristol.
Derived from the given name HEMMING. It is the last name of the band member of Five Seconds of Summer (5sos), Luke Hemmings.
English: habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Helmsley. The names are of different etymologies: the one near Rievaulx Abbey is from the Old English personal name Helm + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, whereas Upper Helmsley, near York, is from the Old English personal name Hemele + Old English eg ‘island’, and had the form Hemelsey till at least the 14th century
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, England, meaning "Hymel's enclosure".
From the English given name Henry.
Derived from the Celtic form of "brave". Also is the name of many towns (Alcala de Henares, Espinosa de Henares, Tortola de Henares...) and a river
HENCEGerman, English, Welsh
An American spelling variant of Hentz derived from a German nickname for Hans or Heinrich or from an English habitation name found in Staffordshire or Shropshire and meaning "road or path" in Welsh.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French canton of Hendaia-Hegoko Euskal Itsasbazterra.
HENDESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Variant spelling of Hendron.
This name was derived from Hendrix and means "home ruler". This name is the 25841st most popular surname in the US.
This is the surname of Emperor Li, known by other names also. Heng was his personal last name.
HENGESDONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTESAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENGSTETONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Occupational name for an Executioner, from the German word "Henker" meaning Hangman.
HENKESTONAnglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
HENLEYEnglish, Irish, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of heah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’... [more]
From a diminutive of Henry.
HENNEBERYEnglish (American)
A berry and an alias used by March McQuin
HENNENGerman, Dutch
Patronymic of Henne.
From the diminutive of Henry.
A variant of the traditionally Irish surname Hennessey or Hennessy, an Anglicization of Ó hAonghusa meaning "‘descendant of Aonghus".
Variant spelling of Hennessy.
A name coined by the contributor of this name, to describe himself
From the first name Henri.
HENSENEnglish, Irish
English patronymic from the personal name Henn/Henne, a short form of Henry, Hayne (see Hain), or Hendy. ... [more]
Probably a habitational name from either of two places in Devon: Hensley in East Worlington, which is named with the Old English personal name Heahmund + Old English leah ‘(woodland) clearing’, or Hensleigh in Tiverton, which is named from Old English hengest ‘stallion’ (or the Old English personal name Hengest) + leah... [more]
HENSLEY-BOOKEnglish (British)
The surname Hensley-Book was originated in December 2013 in Bath by Samuel Book who changed his name by deed poll. His name changed when his grandfather, Michael King was near death. Mr King always wanted the name Hensley, which was Michael's middle name to carry on in the family... [more]
From a nickname for Hans or Heinrich.
Hepp is an Estonian surname meaning "lively".
HERALDEZSpanish (Mexican)
The surname is a variation of Hernando, given birth by an outlaw
Possibly from Sanskrit हीरक (hīraka) meaning “diamond, gem” combined with रत्न (rátna) meaning “jewel, gem, treasure”.
HERBARTHGerman, Norman
References Old Norse Deity "Odin" being one of the "Son's of Odin". Remember that the Geats became the Ostrogoths through the Denmark pass--referenced in Beowulf. Or, it means "Warrior of the Bearded One", perhaps a King... [more]
HERBAUGHEnglish (American)
Americanized form of German Harbach.
Habitational name for someone from either of two places called Herbolzheim, in Baden and Bavaria.
Derived from Herceg.
Comes from Middle Dutch hert, herte ‘hart’, ‘stag’; probably a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a deer; variant of Heard.
An occupational surname in reference to herding animals. The anglicized pronounciation is "Her-der", but is Germanically pronounced, "Herr-der".
Habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here "army" + ford "ford".
HEREK? Possibly Croatian or Polish?
Unsure but read it’s Croatian but I also heard Polish
Old English cognate to HARVARD
Habitational name for someone from Hergenroth near Limburg or from Hergenrode near Darmstadt, both in Hessen.