Nearhood Family History
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Nearhood Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Nierhuth, a reduced form of Niederhuth (North German Nedderhod), a nickname referring to a particular style of headgear, from nieder ‘low’ + hut ‘hat’, or, in the south, a topographic name from Middle High German nider ‘low’ + huott(e) ‘(field) range’, ‘pasture’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Nearhoof, Gerhold, Pearson, Harold, Nearing, Dearmond, Berhow, Narrow