When Franklin Aldon Herman was born on 30 January 1862, in Michigan, United States, his father, Alden B Herman, was 38 and his mother, Mary Jane Quick, was 19. He married Florence Elizabeth Shinn from January 1881 to December 1881. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 24 December 1914, in Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52.
English, French, Walloon, Dutch, Flemish, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’. Compare Harman 5.
Americanized form of German Hermann , a cognate of 1 above.
English: perhaps a shortened form of Herniman, a topographic name for a ‘dweller (in a) nook or corner of land’, from Middle English herne, hirne, hurne + man. See also Hearn .