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The name Harries reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the medieval given name Harry.

Harries Early Origins



The surname Harries was first found in Shropshire where the pedigree can be traced back to Cruchton [(Cruckton)] in 1463. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
It is presumed that the family derived their name from Fitz-Henry who was mentioned in the deeds of that county and were seated at Little Sutton prior to the reign of Edward III. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Harries Spelling Variations


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Harries Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Harries has been recorded under many different variations, including Harries, Harryes and others.

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Harries Early History


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Harries Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harries research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1505, 1612, 1662 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Harries History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harries Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harries Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harries Notables 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Harriess were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Harries Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Harries who settled in St. Christopher in 1634
  • Mary Harries, aged 23, arrived in St Christopher in 1634

Harries Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Harries, who arrived in America in 1782

Harries Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Harries arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • William Harries, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • John Harries, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1871

Harries Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James E. Harries, aged 31, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Anna Harries, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Edmond William Harries, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Louisa J. Harries, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • John D. Harries, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harries (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harries (post 1700)



  • William Henry Harries (1843-1921), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1891-93
  • Merle Harries, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940, 1944
  • William Henry Harries (1843-1921), American politician, Representative from Minnesota
  • Andy Harries, American television producer
  • Richard Douglas Harries (b. 1936), Baron Harries of Pentregarth, English retired bishop of the Church of England, the 41st Bishop of Oxford (1987-2006)
  • Squadron Leader Raymond Raymond Hiley Harries DSO & Bar DFC & Bar (1916-1950), Welsh flying ace of the Second World War credited with 15 aerial victories and with the destruction of a V-1 flying bomb
  • Heinrich Harries (1762-1802), German theologian, great-grandson was the German chemist Carl Harries
  • Paul Harries (b. 1977), Australian footballer
  • Will Harries (b. 1987), Wales international rugby union player
  • Gwennan Mary Harries (b. 1988), Welsh female football striker
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Harries Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harries 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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