Harrier Family History
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Harrier Name Meaning
nickname or occupational name for someone who hunted hares, or who was thought to resemble a breed of dog used in hunting hares. nickname for someone thought to resemble a harrier, a kind of hawk, Middle English harrower. nickname for a raider or plunderer, from an agent noun derived from Middle English herian, Old English her(g)ian ‘to harry’, ‘plunder’, ‘ravage’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press