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The Irish name Harte was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hAirt, which connotes a descendant of Art.

Harte Early Origins



The surname Harte was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they were of the southern Ui Neill. Before the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century, their chiefs were known as the lords of Teffia.

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Harte Spelling Variations


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Harte Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Harte that are preserved in archival documents are Hart, O'Hart, Harte, MacArt, McArt, MacCart, McCart and many more.

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Harte Early History


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Harte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harte research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Harte name:

Harte Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Harte, aged 18, arrived in St Christopher in 1634
  • Henry Harte, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Harte, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Ann Harte, who landed in Virginia in 1661
  • Jane Harte, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fredrich Harte, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738

Harte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Harte, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Charles J Harte, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1838
  • Fr Conr Harte, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Joh Fr Conr Harte, who landed in America in 1847
  • James Harte, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1869

Harte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Henry Harte, who arrived in Arkansas in 1902

Harte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Harte, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • Mary Harte, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harte (post 1700)



  • Bill Harte (b. 1971), US soccer player
  • Robert Sheldon Harte (1915-1940), American communist, assistant to Trotsky
  • Betty Harte (1882-1965), American actress in silent film era
  • Bret Harte (1836-1902), American author and poet
  • Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902), American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. In 1987 he appeared on a $5 U.S. Postage stamp, as part of the "Great Americans" Series of issues
  • John "Jack" Harte (1920-2015), Irish Labour Party Senator
  • Henry Hickman Harte (1790-1848), Irish mathematician
  • Christopher Harte (b. 1949), Irish cricketer
  • Ian Harte (b. 1977), Irish footballer
  • Frank Harte (1933-2005), traditional Irish singer

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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: Fortis et fideliter
Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 10 March 2015 at 13:22.

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