Harriet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Harriet family

The surname Harriet was first found in Midlothian where they held a family seat from early times and held the lands of Heriot, and were found there as early as 1164, when Henry of Heriot witnessed a document by Joceline, the Bishop of Glasgow.

Important Dates for the Harriet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harriet research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1424, 1450, 1537, 1563, 1624, 1759, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Harriet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harriet Spelling Variations

The name, Harriet, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Herriot, Heriot, Harriet, Hariet, Herriott, Harriott and many more.

Early Notables of the Harriet family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harriet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harriet migration to the United States

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Harriet surname who came to North America were:

Harriet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Harriet who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820
  • Roger Harriet, who settled in South Carolina in 1822

Contemporary Notables of the name Harriet (post 1700)

  • Julia Harriet Tashjian (1938-2013), American Democrat politician, Secretary of State of Connecticut, 1983-91; Defeated, 1990 [1]
  • Arlene Harriet Gottfried (1950-2017), American photographer, older sister of comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried
  • Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett DBE, JP (1895-1957), British electrical engineer and electricity industry administrator. the first secretary of the Women's Engineering Society
  • Judith Harriet Bumpus (1939-2010), British radio producer for the BBC
  • Emily Harriet Pelloe (1878-1941), Australian botanical illustrator and author of books
  • Helen Harriet Beck (1904-1979), birth name of Sally Rand, the burlesque dancer and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance
  • Harriet Tubman (1822-1913), born Araminta Ross, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War; she helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry
  • Harriet Siddons (1783-1844), English actress, wife of Henry Siddons, daughter of Charles Murray
  • Harriet Bouslog, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1948 [2]
  • Harriet Fier (1950-2018), American writer and managing editor of Rolling Stone (1978-1980)

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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