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Irish surnames are linked to the long Gaelic heritage of the Island nation. The original Gaelic form of the name Hara is O hEaghra, connoting a descendant of Eaghra. Hara is a patronymic surname, which derived from the vernacular given name tradition.

Hara Early Origins



The surname Hara was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hara Spelling Variations


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Hara Spelling Variations



The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Hara family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Hara, Harra, O'Hara and others.

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Hara Early History


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Hara Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hara research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hara Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Irish families boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination . Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Hara family name:

Hara Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Hara, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1716
  • Joseph Hara, who arrived in Providence, Rhode Island in 1728
  • Bryan Hara, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • William Robert Hara, who arrived in New York in 1791
  • Philip Hara, who arrived in America in 1795

Hara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hara, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • James Hara, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Edward Hara, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Michael Hara, who landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Arthur Hara, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hara (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hara (post 1700)



  • George T. Hara, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1958-66

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Motto


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Motto



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: Virtute et claritate
Motto Translation: By virtue and high repute.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hara Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hara 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 08:48.

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