Harberd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Harberd finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from 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 or lodging.

Early Origins of the Harberd family

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

Important Dates for the Harberd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harberd research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1679, 1635, 1692, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Harberd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harberd Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Harberd family name include Arbour, Arbor, Harbord, Harbard, Hardboard, Harboard, Harber, Harbot and many more.

Early Notables of the Harberd family (pre 1700)

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Harberd migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Harberd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Citations

  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
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