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The name Harring is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who made a living by catching or selling herring. Early examples of the surname Harring come from the Old French word hareng, while later examples come from the Old English word hering, which was originally derived from the Old English words hæring and hering; these words all mean herring. Occupational names such as Harring frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Harring Early Origins



The surname Harring was first found in Oxfordshire 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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Harring Spelling Variations


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Harring Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Harring are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Harring include: Herring, Herrin, Hering and others.

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Harring Early History


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Harring Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harring research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1190, 1450, 1750, 1628, 1704, 1693, 1757, 1747 and 1757 are included under the topic Early Harring History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harring Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harring Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harring Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Harring, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harring (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harring (post 1700)



  • Walter I. Harring, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1938

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Harring Family Crest Products


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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Harring Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harring 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 2 November 2015 at 09:29.

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