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Origin of the name HARS


Harse : from Middle English ars ers hars hers ‘arse buttocks’ perhaps for someone with a large backside.perhaps from Middle English herse ‘framework to bear funerary candles; hearse’ in some undetermined application. Harse is historically the normal form in Somerset.

Source : FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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