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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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