Arthur H. Herbst

Brief Life History of Arthur H.

When Arthur H. Herbst was born on 9 April 1904, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, John P Herbst, was 41 and his mother, Mary Anna J Hickey, was 39. He married Caroline Jeanette McQuivey in 1946, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 16 April 1986, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Arthur H. Herbst
Caroline Jeanette McQuivey
Marriage: 1946

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  • Arthur Herbst in household of John Herbst, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Arthur H. HERBST - birth: 9 April 1904;
  • Arthur H Herbst, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German herb(e)st ‘harvest’. The modern German word Herbst has come to mean ‘fall’, the time of year when the harvest takes place. The exact application of the nickname is not clear; perhaps it referred to a peasant who had certain obligations to his master at the time of the harvest, or it may have been acquired for some other anecdotal reason which is now lost. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Czechia, Croatia, and Slovenia. In part, it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Herbst ‘fall’, perhaps reflecting the season when the name was first taken or given. In some cases it seems to have been one of the group of names referring to the seasons that were distributed at random by government officials when surnames became compulsory. Compare Fruhling , Winter , and Summer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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