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Herrera Surname History

Herrera dates to the medieval period in Castile. This Spanish and Portuguese name, derived from the Spanish "Herrera", meaning iron-worker, is also related to the Latin word "ferraria", meaning iron-forge. Bearers of the surname were particularly famous explorers in Herrera family history: Alonso de Herrera to America, 1511; Cristobal de Herrera to America, 1513.

The Herrera surname is both of Portuguese and Spanish origin. The Herrera last name can be traced back to Castille, a medieval Christian kingdom of Spain.

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Herrera Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The surname Herrera comes from Castille, Spain. The Herrera surname is both Portuguese and Spanish.

Herrera Meaning & Etymology

Derived from the Spanish herreria, meaning place where ironwork is made, the Herrera surname means "worker in iron, a blacksmith." Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from villages so called in the provinces of Seville and Badajoz, from a word meaning ‘iron smithy’, ‘blacksmith’s forge’ (a derivative of hierro ‘iron’, Latin ferrum). French: habitational name from the Gascon form of Ferrière, a place in Pyrénées-Atlantique. The place name is derived from Latina ferraria ‘iron-mine’, ‘iron-forge’.

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Famous People named Herrera

Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan-American fashion deisgner known for impeccable personal style, and dressing First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama. The New York Times cited her designs as "elegant and worldly without ever being fussy."

Jaime Herrera Beutler is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district. She is a member of the Republican Party as well as the youngest female U.S.Representative.

Dennis Herrera is a City Attorney of San Francisco, best known for his court action in favor of gay marriage, including against Prop 8. He was re-elected as City Attorney with an astonishing 96 percent of the vote.

Michael Arthur Herrera is an American musician most widely known as the vocalist and bass guitarist for the pop punk band MxPx, as well as being the front-man of his new band Tumbledown.

Aaron Herrera is a professional boxer and the current WBC Lightweight Champion.


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Most Common Herrera First Names

According to our database of 35,641 people with the last name Herrera that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Maria 4.0%
  • Jose 3.5%
  • Juan 1.8%
  • Jesus 1.1%
  • Manuel 0.9%
  • Mary 0.9%
  • David 0.9%
  • Francisco 0.8%
  • Guadalupe 0.8%
  • Joe 0.7%
  • Luis 0.7%
  • Antonio 0.7%
  • Robert 0.7%
  • Carlos 0.7%
  • Pedro 0.6%
  • John 0.6%
  • Daniel 0.6%
  • Miguel 0.6%
  • Rosa 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Gloria 0.5%
  • Raul 0.5%
  • Norma 0.5%
  • Richard 0.5%
  • Victor 0.5%
  • Ruben 0.5%
  • Carmen 0.4%
  • Ricardo 0.4%
  • Roberto 0.4%
  • Rafael 0.4%
  • Ramon 0.4%
  • Martha 0.4%
  • Mario 0.4%
  • Juanita 0.4%
  • Ana 0.4%
  • Sylvia 0.4%
  • Patricia 0.4%
  • Hector 0.4%
  • Elizabeth 0.4%
  • Michael 0.4%
  • Jorge 0.4%
  • Juana 0.3%
  • Arturo 0.3%
  • Yolanda 0.3%
  • George 0.3%
  • Margarita 0.3%
  • Alfredo 0.3%
  • Sandra 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • J 0.3%

Herrera Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of the Herrera surname include: Herrera, Herrero, Herreras, Herreros, Herrerías, Herrerias, Herrezuelo, Hierro, Ferrera, Ferrero, Ferreras, Ferreros, Ferreiro, Ferreira, Fierro, Ferruz, Deherrera and many more.

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