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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 United States in the 17th Century
- James and Susan Hare, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Bryan Hare, aged 27, landed in Virginia in 1635
- Susan Hare, who landed in Virginia in 1638
- Nicho Hare, who landed in Virginia in 1649
- Andrew Hare, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
Hare Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jarvis Hare, who landed in Maryland in 1740
Hare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alexander Hare, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1806
- Robert Hare, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
- Samuel Hare, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
- Bernard Hare, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
- James Hare, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829
Hare Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Hare, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
- Lt. Henry Hare U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784
- Mr. John Hare U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784
- Mr. John Hare U.E. who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Stormont County, Ontario c. 1784
- Mr. John Hare U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784
Hare Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Samuel H Hare, who arrived in Canada in 1831
Hare Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Hare, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- James Hare, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Charles Simeon Hare arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Emma" in 1836
- Anna Maria Hare arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Emma" in 1836
- Eliza Hare arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
Hare Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Hare landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- George Hare, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872
- Anne Hare, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872
- Lavinia Hare, aged 34, a needlewoman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- Emma Hare, aged 29, a nurse, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
- Truxtun Hare (1878-1956), American sliver and bronze Olympic medalist for decathlon and hammer throw at the 1904 Summer Games
- Thomas Truxton Hare (1878-1956), American Olympic silver and bronze medalist at the 1900 and 1904 games
- Raymond Hare (1901-1994), American Foreign Officer, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1950-53) and other Middle Eastern countries
- Miss Bessie Hare (d. 1915), Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
- Mr. Richard William Hare (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Red Hill, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
- Richard Mervyn Hare (1919-2002), English philosopher
- Clayton Hare (1909-2001), Canadian teacher, conductor, and violinist
- J. Robertson Hare (1891-1979), English comedy actor
- Robert D. Hare CM (b. 1934), Canadian researcher renowned in the field of criminal psychology
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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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