Haken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the name Haken come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from Henry. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the diminutive Harry; it is a double diminutive of Harry in the form Har-kin.
Early Origins of the Haken family
The surname Haken was first found in Norfolk, where Edwinus and Roger filius Hardekin was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1175. Years later, John Hardekyn, Herkyn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Essex in 1327. 
Henry Harkeley ( fl. 1316), was Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1313 to 1316 and Doctor of Divinity; he taught at Oxford in the early part of the fourteenth century. 
Early History of the Haken family
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Haken Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Haken has been spelled Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Haken family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haken family to Ireland
Some of the Haken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Haken family
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Haken family relocated to North American shores quite early: Daniel, James, John, Patrick, William Harkin arrived in Philadelphia from about 1800 to 1870; Andrew, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Patrick and William Harkins arrived in Philadelphia between 1830 and 1870..
Contemporary Notables of the name Haken (post 1700) +
- Lester G. Haken, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Alpena District, 1960 
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html