Hares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hares family

The surname Hares was first found in Germany, where the name Haar came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Hares family

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Hares Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Haar, Haaren, Har, Hare, Haren, Hares and others.

Early Notables of the Hares family (pre 1700)

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United States Hares migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hares Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hares, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]

Australia Hares migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hares Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Matthew Hares, (b. 1810), aged 23, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Ann Hares, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849 [3]
  • Henry Hares (aged 26), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [4]
  • George Hares (aged 25), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [4]
  • John Hares (aged 23), a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hares migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hares Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Hares, aged 19, a hammerman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HIMALAYA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Himalaya.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1856.shtml


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