Herys History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Herys is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Herys comes from the medieval given name Harry.
Early Origins of the Herys family
The surname Herys was first found in Shropshire where the pedigree can be traced back to Cruchton [(Cruckton)] in 1463.  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. 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.
Important Dates for the Herys family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herys research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1505, 1612, 1662 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Herys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Herys Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Harries, Harryes and others.
Early Notables of the Herys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herys family
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Herys or a variant listed above: Mary Harries who settled in St. Christopher in 1634; Frederick Harries arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.