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Herriot Early Origins



The surname Herriot was first found in Midlothian where they held a family seat from early times and held the lands of Heriot, and were found there as early as 1164, when Henry of Heriot witnessed a document by Joceline, the Bishop of Glasgow.

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Herriot Spelling Variations


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Herriot Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Herriot occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Herriot, Heriot, Harriet, Hariet, Herriott, Harriott and many more.

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Herriot Early History


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Herriot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herriot research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1424, 1450, 1537, 1563, 1624, 1759, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Herriot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herriot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herriot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herriot 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Herriot, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Herriot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Herriot, who landed in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685

Herriot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Herriot who settled in Maryland in 1743
  • William Herriot settled in Georgia in 1775
  • William Herriot, aged 22, arrived in New York or Georgia in 1775

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herriot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herriot (post 1700)



  • John George Herriot (1916-2003), American mathematician at Stanford university
  • Walter Herriot OBE, English managing director of St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge, recipient of the 2006 Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion
  • James "Jim" Herriot (b. 1939), former Scottish international football goalkeeper
  • Édouard Marie Herriot (1872-1957), French Radical politician, three-time Prime Minister of France
  • James Herriot (1916-1995), pen name of James Alfred Wight, a British veterinary surgeon and writer

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. 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.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Herriot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herriot 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 28 November 2013 at 07:16.

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