The name Hearyson is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the personal name
Henry. The personal name Henry arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066, when William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings, killing King Harold, the last Saxon King of England
. It is of Germanic origin, and arrived with the wave of immigration that followed King William into England
from continental Europe. The surname Hearyson is derived from a diminutive form of the name, Harry. The name means "the son of Henry."
One source has an interesting note: "This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Harry,' this being the English attempt at pronouncing the French Henri. Thus Harry is not a nickname, of Henry, but the English representative form. Hence our endless Harrisons, not Henrysons." 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)
Early Origins of the Hearyson family
The surname Hearyson was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hearyson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hearyson research.Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1669, 1640, 1669, 1579, 1656, 1583, 1655, 1621, 1640, 1606, 1660, 1685, 1713, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hearyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hearyson Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hearyson has been spelled many different ways, including Harrison, Harryson, Harieson and others.
Early Notables of the Hearyson family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Harrison (c.
1590-1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1640 and 1669, supporter of the Royalist side in the English Civil War; John Harrison (1579-1656), a prominent inhabitant of Leeds in Yorkshire
, in the 16th and 17th century, variously as one of the early woollen cloth merchants... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hearyson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hearyson family to Ireland
Some of the Hearyson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 80 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hearyson family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hearysons to arrive in North America: Harmon Harrison settled in Virginia in 1607; 13 years before the "Mayflower," along with Easter Harrison in 1684; Edward in 1654; Elizabeth in 1650.
The Hearyson 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: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.
Hearyson Family Crest Products
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)