Herfurth Family History
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Herfurth Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a soldier, from Middle High German hervart ‘campaign’, ‘military expedition’ (from Old High German heri ‘army’ + vart ‘journey’). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Herford in Westphalia or Herfurth near Regensburg, or a topographic name from herfurt ‘ford suitable for the passage of an army’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press