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Coat of Arms:
A blue shield with an ermine chevron between three gold hedgehogs.
Crest: A gold hedgehog.
Motto: Ubique patriam reminisci.
Motto Translated: Everywhere to remember one's country
|My father's (last)
name is Harris. This is an English word meaning hedgehog;
are Herries, Harries, and probably others. The hedgehog was a symbol of
fidelity. His forebears came from London England. My sister has traced
family back through Reids in Scotland to Jacob Lightfoot in Ireland.
see how far back we can go. - Joan Griffith
Spelling variations include: Harris, Harries, Harrys, Harryss, Haries, Haris, Hairis and many more.
First found in Derbyshire where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
|Harris is the 15th most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.275%; percentile is 7.109 [SourceCBN]||
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Lt. Harris who settled in Virginia in 1623; Abraham Harris settled in the Barbados in 1660; Ann Harris settled in Maryland in 1737; Elizabeth Harris settled in Salem, Mass. in 1630.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
|Family Surname Forum:
LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL IDENTITY
(British). "Son of Harry". CLAN: HARRIS
SEPT: Campbell, Henderson, MacNaughton
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'LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL'