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Origin and popularity of the name HARRY


Harry : 1: English (mainly south Wales and southwestern England): from the medieval personal name Harry a common form of Henry with assimilation of -nr- to -rr- and regular Middle English change of -er- to -ar-. In south Wales the surname is generally a post-medieval coinage in most cases not hereditary until the 18th or 19th century.2: French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hariric composed of the elements hari heri ‘army’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.3: Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Harry (see 1 above) as a surname.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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