This name seems to have emerged in the mid 1700's in the Rhineland, Germany (there is a town called Herhahn in the Palatinate). There have been very few Herhahns over the centuries and only a couple in the U.S.From what name did it originate, does it have a meaning?Thank you.
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The place you are talking about is called Schleiden-Herhahn, halfway between Luxemburg and Dortmund (roughly). So it's the Rhineland rather than the Palatinate.
It's not in my book of German place-names, so this is just guessing:
Her (Old High German "heri"): army
Hahn: rooster
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