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Where did the English Harned family come from? What is the English Harned family crest and coat of arms? When did the Harned family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Harned family history?The history of the name Harned begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the personal name Agnes, which itself is derived from the Greek name Hagne, which means pure and holy. The name was also used in the Latin phrase Agnus Dei, which means lamb of God. The personal name Agnes was popularized by devotees, the early Christian martyr, Saint Agnes.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Harned has been recorded under many different variations, including Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.
First found in the English midlands county of Nottinghamshire from very ancient times, where the family name held vast estates and were an important contribution to the early life and times of the county. They are recorded in the Domesday Book as holding lands and manors. The Domesday Book was compiled by Duke William in the year 1086 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harned research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harned History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Harned Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Harned family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Harned or a variant listed above:
Harned Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Harned Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harned 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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