Harbine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Harbine is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the name Rabin or Robin, which are pet forms of the personal name Robert. The name is preceded the Old English prefix har, which means gray. Hence, the surname Harbine literally means gray Rabin or gray Robin.

Early Origins of the Harbine family

The surname Harbine was first found in Lancashire, where the family held a family seat in early times.

Important Dates for the Harbine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harbine research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1596, 1612, 1618, 1633, 1696, 1783, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Harbine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harbine Spelling Variations

Harbine 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 Harbine have been found, including Horrobin, Horrabin, Horobin, Horabin, Harrobin, Harrabin, Harobin, Harbin, Harbine, Harbyn, Harbynn, Horbyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Harbine family (pre 1700)

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Harbine migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Harbines to arrive on North American shores:

Harbine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Harbine, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • Susannah Harbine, who settled in America in 1773

Contemporary Notables of the name Harbine (post 1700)

  • Thomas Harbine, American politician, Mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1862-64; Member of Missouri State Senate 2nd District, 1867-70 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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