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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
The surname Harrelson 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Harold, Harald, Harrell, Hirrell, Hurrell and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrelson research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 168 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Harrelson History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harrelson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Harrelson 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
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harrelson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- W D Harrelson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Wallace C. Harrelson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996
- William Louis Harrelson (b. 1913), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1941-42; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Marion County, 1953-56
- Thomas J. Harrelson, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1986
- Robert Harrelson, American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 16th District, 1937
- Maxcy Clarence Harrelson, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Marion County, 1925-32
- Lisa Harrelson, American Republican politician, Chair of Ouachita County Republican Party, 2003
- Leaun Harrelson (1918-1973), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1949-54; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952
- James Pershing Harrelson (1919-2003), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1957-60, 1991-94; Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1963-76
- F. Marion Harrelson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 12th District, 1964
- William H. Harrelson, the second head football coach at the Nevada State University
- Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
- Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- 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).
The Harrelson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harrelson 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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