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Origin of the name HEREWEALD.
Etymology of the name HEREWEALD.
Meaning of the baby name HEREWEALD.


HEREWEALD.  Anglo-Saxon name meaning "army power," from Old English here "an army, host, legion; warrior," and -weald "to wield power," hence "army power." (A Compendious Anglo-Saxon and English Dictionary, Bosworth, 1901).  Also see Herewald, and the transposed form, Wealdhere.

... The king Hereweald, bishop (of Sherborn), Kyneheard, bishop (of Winchester), Scilling, Cerdic, Ethelric, Eoppa, and Wigfrith witness a genuine charter of Æthelbeald of Mercia in 755-7 (Cart. Sax. i, 259, tenth century), and Hereweald, Scilling, and Cerdic witness a deed of Bishop Cyneheard in 759 (ib. i, 266), and Kynewulf, Hereweald, Cyneheard, Scilling, Hemele, Cerdic, Heahfrith, Ethelric, Eoppa, and Wigferd occur in a Wells charter of 766 (ib. 284)... (Two Cartularies of the Benedictine Abbeys of Muchelney and Athelney in the County of Somerset, Bates, 1899)


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