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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. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. 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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