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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Herndon

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Herndon

Ty Herndon is a country music singing. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1995 to present. Ty was given the name Boyd Tyrone Herndon on May 2nd, 1962 in Meridian, Mississippi.


Holly Herndon is an experimental music and electronic music musician. She plays Vocals, DAW, Max/MSP, Digital audio workstation, and Max (software). She was most active from 2009 to present.


William Herndon was a lawyer and biographer. William was given the name William Henry Herndon on December 25th, 1818 in Greensburg, Kentucky, U.S. He passed away on March 18th, 1891.


Alonzo was born on June 26th, 1858. He passed away on July 21st, 1927.


J. was born in 1944.


Larry Herndon is a baseball player. Larry was born on November 3rd, 1953 in Sunflower, Mississippi.


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Popularity of Herndon as a last name

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Common last names for Herndon

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  • Jenkins

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Herndon U.S.
  White 78.48% 64.26%
  African American 15.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Herndon

People with the last name Herndon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Herndon

  • How Popular is the name Herndon? Herndon is the 27,286th most popular name of all time. As a last name Herndon was the 1,871st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Herndon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 194 babies born with the first name Herndon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Herndon to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Herndon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Herndon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Herndon is Monday, October 14th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Herndon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Herndon was in 1920 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Herndon: Your name in reverse order is Nodnreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edhnorn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Herndon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,183 people with the last name Herndon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Herndon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Herndon as their last name.

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