What does the name Harrison mean?
The origin of the Harrison surname is believed to be patronymic, and of English origin. Harrison has been found in documents dating back to the 1300s, and even today is the 42nd most prevalent in England. The surname Harrison is believed to derive from a description of someone who was the 'son of Harry/Henry'.
The earliest occurrence of the Harrison surname in our family history documents is from 1461, and we currently have 3,034,570 records where Harrison appears.
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Typical jobs for Harrisons
Hard-working people, the Harrisons. 3200 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Harrisons lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Harrison in Lancashire.
Harrisons’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Harrisons were angels, apparently. We found 3047 in criminal records.
Harrisons in World War I
According to the World War I records, 5183 Harrisons served in the First World War.