Held Family History
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Held Name Meaning
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German, Middle Dutch, Yiddish held ‘hero’. As a Jewish name, it is often ornamental. German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hild ‘strife’ as the first element. English: variant of Heald.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Helm, Hell, Hild, Feld, Hold, Heid, Gell, Herd, Helf, Belt