HERRERA - Name Meaning & Origin

HERRERA Surname Meaning & Origin:

Derived from the Spanish herrería, meaning place where ironwork is made, the Herrera surname means "worker in iron, a blacksmith." According to the Instituto Genealógico e Histórico Latino-Americano, this Castellan surname originated in the Villa of Pedraza, in the province of Segovia, in Castile and Leon, Spain.

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Famous People with the Surname HERRERA::

  • Caroline Herrera - Venezuelan fashion designer; married to Reinaldo Herrera
  • Paloma Herrera - famous Argentine ballerina

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.