The name Heries arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Heries comes from the medieval given name Harry.
Early Origins of the Heries family
The surname Heries 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 Heries family
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Heries Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Harries, Harryes and others.
Early Notables of the Heries family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heries family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Heries or a variant listed above: Mary Harries who settled in St. Christopher in 1634; Frederick Harries arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.