The ancestry of the name Harbar can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a name for a person who ran a lodging house.
This surname is a metonymic
form of the surname Harberer,
and is derived from the Old English word herebeorg,
which means shelter
Early Origins of the Harbar family
The surname Harbar was first found in the English county of Suffolk
in the south east where they had been settled from very ancient times.
Early History of the Harbar family
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Harbar Spelling Variations
Harbar has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Harbar have been found, including Arbour, Arbor, Harbord, Harbard, Hardboard, Harboard, Harber, Harbot and many more.
Early Notables of the Harbar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harbar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harbar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J.T. Harbar, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
The Harbar Motto
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 Translation: With equanimity.