Harrison (name)

England Given name Harris (surname)
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Harrison
Pronunciation/ˈhærɪsən/ HARR-i-sən
Origin
Word/nameEnglish
Meaning"son of Harris", "son of Harry"
Region of originEngland
Other names
Variant form(s)Harris
Frequency and comparisons:[1]

Harrison is a common patronymic surname of English origin.[2] It may also be spelled Harrisson, Harryson or Harrysson. Harrison means "son of Harry". Early records suggest that the surnames Harrison and Harris were used interchangeably by some families. Harrison is the 42nd most common surname in England and 123rd most common in the United States.[1] The first known recording of the surname had been dated from 1355 in London, England.[3]

It is also a masculine given name derived from the surname, of fairly recent origin.[4]

Surname

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b Harrison Surname at Forebears
  2. ^ "Harrison Surname Meaning and Distribution". ancestry.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2014
  3. ^ http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Harrison
  4. ^ J. Cresswell (1995). Dictionary of First Names. Bookmart Ltd.