Haring Family History
Haring Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (mainly Häring); Dutch: from Middle Low German hārinc ‘herring’ German Hering a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman particularly a seller of herringss or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a herring. In some cases the Jewish surname is artificial. Compare Haering and Hering . Austrian German: nickname for a skinny person (like a herring; see 1 above). German (Häring): habitational name from Häring (Bavaria Tyrol) or Häringen (Baden-Württemberg). Dutch: topographic or habitational name referring to a house named In de Haring (‘In the Herring’) distinguished by the sign of a herring (see 1 above). Dutch: habitational name from a farm so named referring to a certain Haro and his kin. Haro is a short form of an ancient Germanic name with the first element hari ‘army’. Dutch: from the personal name Haring a derivative of an ancient Germanic name with the first element hari ‘army’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press