Harrison (name)

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This article is about the given name and surname, Harrison. For other uses, see Harrison (disambiguation).
Family name
Pronunciation /ˈhærsən/ HARR-i-sən
Meaning "son of Harris", "son of Harry"
Region of origin England
Related names Harris
Footnotes: 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. It is likely that to this day there are some Harrisons and Harrises that are related. Surname DNA projects exist for both Harrison[3] and Harris[4] Harrison is the 42nd most common surname in England and 123rd most common in the United States.[1] The surname was first recorded in 1355, in London, England.[5]

Harrison is also a popular masculine given name derived from the surname, of fairly recent origin.[6]

As a name, Harrison may refer to:


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

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