Last name: HERRON

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HERRON : This last name is indexed 54,659 times on Geneanet!

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HERRON : 1: English: habitational name from Harome (North Yorkshire) from Old English (æt thǣm) hārum ‘at the (gray) stones’ dative plural of hār ‘gray stone’.2: English and Scottish: nickname probably for a tall thin man with long legs from Old French hairon ‘heron’ Anglo-Norman French heron Middle English heiroun heyron herne heron. Compare Hearn and Heron.3: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from (Le) Héron in France (Seine-Maritime).4: English: sometimes a variant of Hearn.5: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaráin ‘descendant of Earán’ a personal name from a diminutive of earadh ‘fear dread distrust’.6: Spanish (Herrón): probably a nickname from herrón a medieval game that required participants to hit an iron disk with a central hole in a nail driven into the ground.

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