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Origin and popularity of the name HERZ


Herz : 1: German: from a personal name derived from a short form of the various ancient Germanic compound names with the first element hard ‘hardy brave strong’.2: German: nickname for a stout-hearted or kind-hearted individual from Middle High German herze ‘heart’.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Herz ‘heart’ Yiddish harts.4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Herts which is from Middle High German hir(t)z ‘deer hart’ (see Hirsch).5: Germanized form of Sorbian Herc: occupational name for a player or musician from Upper Sorbian herc ‘player musician fiddler’. Compare Hertz.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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