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

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The surname Harty 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.

The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Harty revealed spelling variations, including Hart, O'Hart, Harte, MacArt, McArt, MacCart, McCart and many more.


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

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

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Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Harty:

Harty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Jacobszen Harty, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Hans Jakobsen Harty, who landed in America in 1680

Harty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Harty, aged 55, landed in New York in 1812-1813
  • Locklin Harty, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1849

Harty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Harty, aged 52, arrived in New York, NY in 1919 aboard the ship "Chicago" from Bordeaux, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q8-9PB : 6 December 2014), Joseph Harty, 24 Jan 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Chicago, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Patrick Harty, aged 31 from Bootle, England who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-CNG : 6 December 2014), Patrick Harty, 28 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Harty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Maurice Harty, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Harty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Harty, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
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  • Maura Harty (b. 1959), United States Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (2002-2008)
  • Jeremiah James Harty (1853-1927), American Archbishop of Manila in the Philippines
  • Olivier Harty, Baron de Pierrebourg, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • William Harty (1847-1929), Ontario businessman and politician
  • Russell Harty (1934-1988), English television presenter
  • Sir Robert Way Harty (1779-1832), 1st Baronet, British politician, Lord Mayor of Dublin
  • Ian McGuinness Harty (b. 1978), Scottish footballer
  • John T Harty Ph.D., Professor of Microbial Immunology, University of Iowa
  • Sir Herbert Hamilton Harty (1879-1941), Welsh composer/conductor knighted in 1925
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Harty Historic Events



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Jack Harty (b. 1920), Welsh Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire, Wales, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q8-9PB : 6 December 2014), Joseph Harty, 24 Jan 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Chicago, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-CNG : 6 December 2014), Patrick Harty, 28 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  5. 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.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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