Hare Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hare Family History

If you are conducting some Hare family history research then you can view the Hare coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Hare surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Hare and O'Hare in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic O'hIr and O'hEir Septs that were located in County Armagh in the North of the country. The name is also of immigrant origin having been brought to the country by settlers who arrived from England especially during the seventeenth century.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Hare Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Indented Line Represents Fire
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