Herder Family History
Herder Name Meaning
English, Dutch, and German: occupational name for a herdsman, someone who tended a herd of domestic animals, Middle English herder, Middle Dutch herder, harde(r), Middle High German herder. German: from the medieval German personal name Herdher, composed of the elements hart ‘strong’ + heri, hari ‘army’. South German: habitational name from either of two places called Herdern: near Freiburg and near Winterthal in Switzerland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press