Harryes is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the medieval given name Harry.
Early Origins of the Harryes family
The surname Harryes was first found in Shropshire
where the pedigree can be traced back to Cruchton [(Cruckton)] in 1463. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
It is presumed that the family derived their name from Fitz-Henry who was mentioned in the deeds of that county and were seated at Little Sutton prior to the reign of Edward III. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Herbert Herries, 1st Lord Herries of Terregles (died c. 1505), was a Scottish peer, the first of the Lords of Herries of Terregles, a hereditary title that still continues today.
Early History of the Harryes family
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Harryes Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Harryes family name include Harries, Harryes and others.
Early Notables of the Harryes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harryes family to Ireland
Some of the Harryes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Harryes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Harryes family to immigrate North America: Mary Harries who settled in St. Christopher in 1634; Frederick Harries arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.