Hary History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hary family

The surname Hary was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire.

One of the first records of the name was Adam Urri who appears as burgess of Irvine in 1260 and Huwe Urry of Ayrshire who rendered homage to King Edward I of England in his brief intrusion into Scotland in 1296. Reginald Urry held land in Irvine in 1323 and William Urri resigned the lands of Fulton in 1409.

Another branch of the family was found in the Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire and for the most part, these names included "de" denoting "of." Hugh de Urre swore fealty at St. John of Perth and later with a different spelling as Hugh Uny at Forfar, 1296. [1] This latter entry is presumably another person rendering homage to King Edward I.

Important Dates for the Hary family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hary research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1279, 1302, 1273, 1366, 1387, 1650, 1677, 1666, 1715, 1650, 1778, 1857, 1619 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Hary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hary Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Urie, Ure, Urey and others.

Early Notables of the Hary family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir John Urry (or Hurry) (died 1650), a Scottish professional soldier; and his brother, Sir William Urry (died 1677), a Scottish Royalist officer during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, he joined Charles II in exile during the Interregnum; and his son, John Urry (1666-1715), an Irish-born, Scottish noted literary editor and medieval scholar; and Isaac Ewer (died c.1650), an English soldier probably born in Essex...
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Hary migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hary Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Hary, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [2]
  • Edward Hary, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [2]
  • Jeane Hary, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [2]
Hary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joannas Hary, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hary (post 1700)

  • Armin Hary (b. 1937), German four-time gold medalist athlete, the first non-American since 1928 to win the Olympic 100 metres in 1960
  • Major-General Louis-Joseoh-Francis-René Hary (1894-1982), French general during World War II [3]
  • Maryan Hary (b. 1980), French professional road bicycle racer


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Louis-Joseoh-Francis-René Hary. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hary/Louis-Joseoh-Francis-Ren%C3%A9/France.html
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