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Origin: England
Meaning: son of Harry
Variant(s): Harrisson
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Harrison is a common patronymic surname of English origin.[1] It may also be spelled Harrisson, Harryson or Harrysson. Harrison means "son of Harry". Early records suggest that the surnames Harrison and Harris were used interchangeably by some families. It is likely that to this day there are some Harrisons and Harrises that are related. Surname DNA projects exist for both Harrison[2] and Harris[3] Harrison is the 37th-most common surname in the United Kingdom.[4]

Harrison is also a popular masculine given name derived from the surname, of fairly recent origin.[5]


  1. ^ British surnames – origin
  2. ^ "Harrison". 
  3. ^ "Harris". 
  4. ^ British surnames
  5. ^ J. Cresswell (1995). Dictionary of First Names. Bookmart Ltd. 
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