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Irish Surname - Harte

Origin of the Irish surname Harte

The Irish surname Harte is of Gaelic origin, derived from the Gaelic name "Ó hAirt" or "Ó hÁirt," which means "descendant of Art." Art, in this context, is an ancient Irish personal name derived from the word "art," meaning "bear" or "hero." The Harte family's roots can be traced back to the ancient kingdom of Connacht in Ireland. They were primarily found in County Sligo and County Roscommon but later spread to other parts of Ireland.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Harte

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Harte

The coat of arms associated with the Harte surname features a silver shield with a red lion rampant, holding a green trefoil (shamrock) in its paw. Above the shield, there is a helmet with a wreath and a crest that depicts a red lion passant (walking) holding a green trefoil. The specific design of the coat of arms may vary slightly between different branches of the Harte family.

There is no specific motto associated with the Harte surname, as mottos were typically chosen by individual branches of a family rather than being universally adopted. However, some Harte families may have a personal motto that reflects their values or aspirations.

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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