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Harold

[har-uh ld] /ˈhær əld/
noun
1.
a male given name.

Harold I

noun
1.
("Harefoot") died 1040, king of England 1035–40 (son of Canute).

Harold II

noun
1.
1022?–66, king of England 1066: defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings (son of Earl Godwin).

Harold III

noun
1.
(Harold Hardrada) 1015–66, king of Norway 1045–66.

Hanson

[han-suh n] /ˈhæn sən/
noun
1.
Duane, 1925–1996, U.S. artist and sculptor.
2.
Howard (Harold) 1896–1981, U.S. composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for Harold

Harold I

/ˈhærəld/
noun
1.
surname Harefoot. died 1040, king of England (1037–40); son of Canute

Harold II

noun
1.
?1022–66, king of England (1066); son of Earl Godwin and successor of Edward the Confessor. His claim to the throne was disputed by William the Conqueror, who defeated him at the Battle of Hastings (1066)
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Word Origin and History for Harold
Harold
O.N. Haraldr, from P.Gmc. *harja-waldaz "army commander." For first element, see harry; second element is related to P.Gmc. *waldan, source of O.E. wealdan (see wield).
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