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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name from places called Herlingen (Saar) or Herrlingen (near Ulm).
  • Dutch : patronymic from the Germanic personal name Herilo, originally a pet form of one of the compound names with the first element hari, heri ‘army’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Herling ‘unripe grapes’.

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