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Where did the Scottish Hare family come from? What is the Scottish 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 Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Hare family. Their name comes from Ir. O'hlr means descendant of Ir.
The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Hare has been recorded as Hare, Hair, Hehir, Hehr, Heher and others.
First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hare research. Another 182 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1760, 1775, 1792, 1795, 1834, 1842, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Hare History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 46 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hare, or a variant listed above:
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 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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