Haries History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Haries has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 when the culture from which this family sprang arrived on British soil. It was a name for a person who was the son of the ruler of the property upon which he lived. Initially, le Herisse, the name came to England with the Norman Conquest, and is of Old French derivation. Another derivation, which is probably more common shows that the name is a version of the Old English given name Harry. Although both derivations are valid time has confused them and historians now disagree on which is appropriate in a given situation.

Early Origins of the Haries family

The surname Haries was first found in Derbyshire where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Haries family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haries research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1483, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Haries History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haries Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Harris, Harries, Harrys, Harryss, Haries, Haris, Hairis and many more.

Early Notables of the Haries family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Haries family to Ireland

Some of the Haries family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Haries migration to Australia +

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

Haries Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Haries, (Wilson), Scottish Convict who was convicted in Dumfries, Scotland for life, transported aboard the "Caledonia" on 5th July 1820, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]


The Haries 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: Fidelitas et liberalitas
Motto Translation: Fidelity, and generosity


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia


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