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Where did the English Harlen family come from? What is the English Harlen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Harlen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Harlen family history?The lineage of the name Harlen begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Horlands, that can be traced to numerous places round England, including Harland Edge in Derbyshire and Harland Wood in Sussex. This surname was originally derived from the Old English words har and land, which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the land that was infested with hares.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Harlen has undergone many spelling variations, including Harland, Hoarland, Hoareland, Hoorland, Hooreland, Horland, Horlands, Harlin, Harlind and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harlen research. Another 316 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1208 and 1235 are included under the topic Early Harlen History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Harlen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Harlen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Harlen were among those contributors:
Harlen Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per juga per fluvius
Motto Translation: Through precipices and torrents.
The Harlen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harlen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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