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The ancient Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Harry family have grown. The name Harry was given to a member of the family who was a person who was the son of the ruler of the property upon which he lived. Initially, le Herisse, the name came to England with the Norman Conquest, and is of Old French derivation. Another derivation, which is probably more common shows that the name is a version of the Old English given name Harry. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Although both derivations are valid time has confused them and historians now disagree on which is appropriate in a given situation.

Harry Early Origins



The surname Harry was first found in Normandy, where Hericius and his brothers were in 1022 prohibited by King Robert of France from making inroads of on the estates of a neighbouring abbey. "Henricus was father of Ancelin de Beaumont who in 1086 held a barony in Nottinghamshire. Ivo Fitz-Herice or De Heriz, his son was Viscount of Nottinghamshire before 1130." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
His sons quickly spread through Britain as seen by Robert Fitz-Herice who was mentioned in a charter of Barberie Abbey, executed by Henry II; Josceline Fitz-Herice mentioned in Huntingdonshire in 1156; and William who held two fees in Nottinghamshire and four in Lincolnshire in 1165. Humphrey Hairez was listed in Berkshire in 1158. William Herez held an estate in Wiltshire in the 13the century and later one of his descendants held estates in Salisbury in 1469 and was ancestor of the Earls of Malmsbury who also have three herrisons on their arms. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
" Harris and Heris are armorially identified, each bearing three herissons (hedgehogs) in allusion to the name." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
"Wootton Hall [in Wooton, Northamptonshire], the seat of W. Harris, Esq., stands elevated, and commands extensive prospects: the grounds are surrounded with thriving plantations." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Harry Spelling Variations


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Harry Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harry include Harris, Harries, Harrys, Harryss, Haries, Haris, Hairis and many more.

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Harry Early History


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Harry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harry research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1600, 1483, 1399, 1581, 1658, 1588, 1658, 1680, 1596, 1649, 1628, 1644, 1650, 1686, 1671, 1685, 1631, 1677, 1661, 1677, 1666, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Harry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John ap Harry of Poston in Vowchurch, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1399; Robert Harris (1581-1658), an English clergyman, known as a Puritan preacher, member of the Westminster Assembly, and President of Trinity College, Oxford; John Harris (Harrys) (c.1588-1658), an English academic and...

Another 114 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harry In Ireland


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Harry In Ireland



Some of the Harry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Harrys to arrive on North American shores:

Harry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Harry, aged 32, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • James Harry, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Joseph Harry, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Edward Harry, who arrived in America in 1654-1679
  • Walter Harry, who landed in America in 1654-1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Harry, who landed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Martin Harry, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • William Harry, who arrived in America in 1765

Harry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Worlf Harry, aged 8, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Sofhairs Harry, aged 34, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Isaac Harry, aged 10, landed in Mobile, Alm in 1832
  • Nathan Harry, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Harry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Harry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Harry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Harry, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Charles Harry, aged 58, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • James Harry, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • James Harry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849
  • William Harry, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harry (post 1700)



  • Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (b. 1945), born Angela Tremble, an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Blondie
  • Willis G. Harry, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Georgetown, 1919-22
  • Walter Harry, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 54th District, 1978
  • Steve Harry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State Senate 40th District, 2002
  • John B. Harry, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Lincoln County, 1835
  • Floyd Harry, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 4th District, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1946
  • David Garfield Harry (b. 1880), American Republican politician, Insurance executive; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1924-47; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1940; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1946

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Harry Historic Events


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Harry Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John H S Harry, British Leading Cook, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Erne St David Harry (1921-1942), English Marine from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leonard K Harry, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred J Harry, British Seaman Able Bodied, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Harry


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Suggested Readings for the name Harry



  • Aristocratic and Royal Ancestors of Jane Harry by Leslie Ray Tucker.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ubique patriam reminisci
Motto Translation: Everywhere to remember one's country.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. 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).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Harry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harry 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.

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