Origin of the Name Harty
The ancient history of the name Harty
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Harty
include Hartry and Hartie. This name in Irish is O'Hartaigh and the latter variants are the anglicized form of this. This sept came from Munster .
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
Notable bearers of this name were from Counties Limerick and Tipperary. Dr. John M. Harty, 1867-1946, was Archbishop of Cashel and Lt. Gen Oliver Harty, 1746-1823, was in the Irish Brigade in France and stayed in that country following the revolution. He was ennobled by Napoleon as Baron de Pierreburg. The variant Hartry has been recorded in Leinster and is mentioned in the ancient text 'The Annals of the Four Masters' as being of importance in Connacht in the twelfth century.
The Harty coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Harty descendants.