Harrison name - Meaning of Harrison

Harrison name - Meaning of Harrison

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English, Germanic
HER-i-sən, HAR-i-sən
Harrison Meaning
From an English surname which meant "son of Harry ". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer. Harrison is derived from Harry, itself a medieval form of Henry. Henry originates in Germanic languages and means "ruler of the house". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. It was a favorite name in royal circles, given to numerous kings of England, France and Castile, as well as to six Holy Roman Emperors. More recently, the famous bearers include Henry James, a British writer, and Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry functions as a surname as well, mainly in French language.

Harrison Celebrities
Harrison Ford - actor, Harrison Davis - football player, Harrison Page - actor, Harrison Peppers - baseball player,

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