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The founding heritage of the Harber family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Harber comes from when one of the family worked as 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 or lodging.

Harber Early Origins



The surname Harber was first found in the English county of Suffolk in the south east where they had been settled from very ancient times.

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Harber Spelling Variations


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Harber Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Harber has been spelled many different ways, including Arbour, Arbor, Harbord, Harbard, Hardboard, Harboard, Harber, Harbot and many more.

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Harber Early History


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Harber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harber research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1679, 1635, 1692, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Harber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Harbers to arrive in North America:

Harber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Frank Harber settled in Virginia in 1647
  • Fra Harber, who landed in Virginia in 1647
  • Georg Harber, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • John Harber, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Harber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss Trina Harber, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Lily Harber, aged 26, who landed in America from Leamington, England, in 1910
  • D. Harber, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Helen Harber, aged 13, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Jessie Harber, aged 40, who settled in America from Slough, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Harber arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harber (post 1700)



  • Giles B. Harber (1849-1925), American rear admiral of the United States Navy, one-time Commander-in-Chief of both the United States Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet
  • W. Elmer Harber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956
  • R. T. Harber, American politician, Mayor of Seminole, Oklahoma, 1952-56
  • J. N. Harber, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1940; Arizona Democratic State Chair, 1955
  • Gary Harber, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 24th District, 2002
  • Edgar M. Harber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912
  • Aaron Harber, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1996, 2000
  • John Harber (1889-1962), English cricketer
  • Jane Harber, Australian actress, known for her roles in A Moody Christmas (2012), and Offspring (2010-2012)
  • Denzil Dean Harber (1909-1966), British Trotskyist leader and British ornithologist

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Motto


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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: Equanimiter
Motto Translation: With equanimity.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

The Harber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harber 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.

This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 08:50.

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