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Herod Family History

Herod Name Meaning
English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): nickname from the personal name Herod (Greek Herodes, apparently derived from heros ‘hero’), borne by the king of Judea (died ad 4) who at the time of the birth of Christ ordered that all male children in Bethlehem should be slaughtered (Matthew 2: 16–18). In medieval mystery plays Herod was portrayed as a blustering tyrant, and the name was therefore given to someone one who had played the part, or who had an overbearing temper.English: variant of Harold (1 or 2).Greek: shortened form of Herodiadis, a patronymic from the classical personal name Herodion. This was the name of a relative of St. Paul and an early Bishop of Patras, venerated in the Orthodox Church. Herodes ‘Herod’ is also found in Greek as a nickname for a violent man, but this is less likely to be the source of the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

84,475 Historical Documents with Herod on Ancestry.com
21,188 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,405 Military Records
1,135 Immigration Records
13,889 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Herod Families

  • Number of Herod families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Herod families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Herod families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Herod Family Origin

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Herod Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Herod

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Herod Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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