Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Herries is based on the medieval given name Harry.
Early Origins of the Herries family
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.
Early History of the Herries family
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Herries Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Herries family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herries family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Herries (post 1700)
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