The name Harang is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who made a living by catching or selling herring. Early examples of the surname Harang come from the Old French word hareng,
while later examples come from the Old English word hering,
which was originally derived from the Old English words hæring
these words all mean herring. Occupational
names such as Harang frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Harang family
The surname Harang was first found in Oxfordshire
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.
Early History of the Harang family
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Harang Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harang include Herring, Herrin, Hering and others.
Early Notables of the Harang family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harang family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Christopher Hering arrived in Philadelphia in 1783 along with George and Jacob; Joseph Herring settled in Barbados in 1635; Simon Herring settled in Virginia in 1663.