If you are conducting some Harris family history research then you can view the Harris coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Harris surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Harris and Harrison
in Ireland are usually of immigrant
origin having been brought to the
country by settlers who arrived
from England, especially during
the seventeenth century.
The native Gaelic O'hEarchadha Sept
of County Mayo also anglicized their
name as Harris as well as Horohoe.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Cinquefoils||Signifies Hope and Joy|
|Hedgehog||Signifies a 'Provident Provider'|
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