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The nationality of Herd can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Herd may be in dispute based on whether the name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

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The meaning of Herd come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Herd are inspired by religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".

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Names like Herd vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Herd were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Herd. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Herd surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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