Harriott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Harriott family
The surname Harriott 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 c. 1164, when Henry of Heriot witnessed confirmation of the church of Karnewid (Carnwath) to Joceline, bishop of Glasgow.
"Laurence de Herryhot witnessed a grant of the lands of Swaynystoun to the Hospital of Soltre c. 1221-1238. The lands of Trabroun in the sheriffdom of Berwick were confirmed to John de Heriot de Trabroun, son and heir of James de Heriot de Nudre Marschele in 1424." 
Further to the south in England, Richard de Heriett, de Herierd was found in Berkshire and Bedfordshire according to the Feet of Fines of 1197-1198. 
In Somerset, Walter Henriot was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of the reign of King Edward III)  and in Norfolk Heriot Heringflet (no date). 
Early History of the Harriott family
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Harriott Spelling Variations
Although the name, Harriott, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Herriot, Heriot, Harriet, Hariet, Herriott, Harriott and many more.
Early Notables of the Harriott family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John of Heriot of Trabrown, Chief of the Clan in 1424.
George Heriot (1563-1624), was a Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist. He was "founder of Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh, was born in that city 15 June 1563. His father, George Heriot, who belonged to the old Haddingtonshire family, the Heriots of Trabourn, settled early as a goldsmith in Edinburgh, which he represented repeatedly in the Scotch parliament. The younger Heriot was brought up in the business of his father, who, on his marriage in 1586 to the daughter of a respectable Edinburgh tradesman, gave...
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Harriott family name Harriott, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Harriott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Harriott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Harriott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Harriott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century