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.
Early Origins of the Harring family
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.
Early History of the Harring family
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Harring Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Harring family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harring family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harring Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Harring (post 1700)
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