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The name Herries reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Herries family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Herries is based on the medieval given name Harry.

Herries Early Origins



The surname Herries was first found in Shropshire where the pedigree can be traced back to Cruchton [(Cruckton)] in 1463. [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Herries Spelling Variations


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Herries Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Herries are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Herries include Harries, Harryes and others.

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Herries Early History


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Herries Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herries research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1505, 1612, 1662 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Herries History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herries Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herries Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herries 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Herries, or a variant listed above:

Herries Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Herries, who arrived in Georgia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herries (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herries (post 1700)



  • Sir William Herbert Herries KCMG (1859-1923), English-born, New Zealand politician, Minister of Railways (1912 to 1919)
  • John Charles Herries PC (1778-1855), English politician and financier
  • Sir Michael Alexander Robert Young- Herries MC (1923-1995), Scottish businessman and ex-Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Herbert Herries (1460-1505), 1st Lord Herries of Terregles, Scottish landowner

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Herries Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herries 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 12 January 2016 at 09:33.

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