The Harnett history has been located in the archives of the Historical
Research Center and this renowned resource
has authenticated the following information:
Harnett is a surname which is found primarily in Ireland. It should be noted
that Harnett family members have migrated
through history thereby carrying the name to many areas.
The Harnett coat of arms outlined in John Burke’s “Encyclopaedia of Heraldry”, 1847. It is described as “Ar. a pale sa. surmounted by a saltire gu. a chief az. Crest - A hornet fly, wings elevated, ppr. The pale is formed by 2 lines drawn perpendicular from the top to the base of the escutcheon. The saltire is formed by four lines...(which produce an X across the shield). The chief is the whole upper of the field, cut off horizontally”. The color Argent (Silver) in the coat of arms of the family Harnett symbolizes Peace and Sincerity. It also reflects the hopes, ambitions and aspirations of its original bearer. (ar.=silver or white; sa.=sable or black; gu.=gules or red; az.=azure or blue; ppr.=proper).
This coat of arms has been adopted by the County of Harnett as its official coat of arms. Official Resolutions made February 17, 1986
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