Meaning and Origin of: Harness

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Norman personal name (Old GermanArn(e)gis, Old French Erneïs, (H)ernaïs).
  • English : occupational name for a maker of harness or suits of mail, from Middle English harnais ‘harness’ (Old Frenchharneis ‘equipment’, ‘accoutrements (of a soldier or horse)’).