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Harold Early Origins



The surname Harold was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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.

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Harold Spelling Variations


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Harold Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Harold, Harald, Harrell, Hirrell, Hurrell and others.

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Harold Early History


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Harold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harold research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Harold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harold Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harold In Ireland


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Harold In Ireland



Some of the Harold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Harold, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Edward Harold, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • John Harold, who landed in New York, NY in 1835
  • Henry Harold, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Patrick, Paul, and William Harold who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1860

Harold Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Catherine Harold, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Henrietta Mary" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  • Mr. Christopher Harold, aged 26 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  • W. Harold who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)

Harold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Harold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • Catherine Harold arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harold (post 1700)



  • Paul Harold, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • John R. Harold (b. 1914), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1954, 1960; Candidate for New York State Senate 32nd District, 1956
  • James J. Harold, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • James A. Harold, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1970, 1974
  • Gale Morgan Harold III (b. 1969), American actor best known for his roles on Queer as Folk, Desperate Housewives and Hellcats
  • David "Dave" Harold (b. 1966), English professional snooker player
  • Chris Harold (b. 1992), Australian football striker
  • Erika Harold (b. 1980), American model, Miss America 2003

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Harold Historic Events


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Harold Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Harold, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Harold Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. 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).
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Harold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harold 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 15 November 2016 at 16:18.

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