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Where did the Irish Hare family come from? What is the Irish Hare family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hare family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hare family history?The name Hare has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as Mag Fhearadhaigh, derived from the word "fearadhach," possibly meaning "manly."
The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Garry, Garrihy, Hare, O'Hare, O'Heihir, MacGarry and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hare research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1667 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Hare History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Hare:
Hare Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hare Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hare Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fear garbh ar mait
Motto Translation: Here is a good rough man.
The Hare Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hare Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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