Hermes Family History
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Hermes Name Meaning
French (Hermès) and Dutch: from the Greek name Hermes, name of a saint mentioned briefly in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Dutch and North German: variant of Ermens, a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Ermelendis or Ermgart. Dutch and German: patronymic from a short form of Herman. Southern French (Hermès): topographic name for someone who lived in a deserted spot or on a patch of waste land, from Occitan erm ‘desert’, ‘waste’ (Greek eremia) + the local suffix -ès.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press