Daniel Herring was born on 9 September 1818, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of George Washington Herring Sr. He married Sarah M Lenhart on 23 April 1848, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Addison, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Somerfield, Addison Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 6 February 1906, in Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Somerfield, Addison Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.
English (London), Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, or perhaps for someone who habitually ate herring, from Middle English hering (Old English hǣring, hēring), Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.
German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hering .
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