Early Origins of the Harritt family
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.
Early History of the Harritt family
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Early Notables of the Harritt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harritt family to the New World and Oceana
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 Harritt family name Harritt, or who bore a variation of the surname were Mr. Harriet who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820; Roger Harriet settled in South Carolina in 1822; Andreas Herriot who settled in Maryland in 1743.
Contemporary Notables of the name Harritt (post 1700)
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