The rich and ancient history of the Harban family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the name Rabin
which are pet forms of the personal name Robert.
The name is preceded the Old English prefix har,
which means gray.
Hence, the surname Harban literally means gray Rabin
or gray Robin.
Early Origins of the Harban family
The surname Harban was first found in Lancashire
, where the family held a family seat
in early times.
Early History of the Harban family
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Harban Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Harban have been found, including Horrobin, Horrabin, Horobin, Horabin, Harrobin, Harrabin, Harobin, Harbin, Harbine, Harbyn, Harbynn, Horbyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Harban family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harban family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Harban, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Harban Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Harban, who arrived in St Clair Courtly, Ili in 1870 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)