Harbottle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Harbottle family

The surname Harbottle was first found in at Harbottle a village and civil parish in Northumberland, near the Scottish border. The village is the site of Harbottle Castle built during the reign of Edward I. The castle was built to protect invaders from Scotland was built and held by the Umfraville family. It sustained the reiterated attacks of the whole Scottish army in 1296 and was the site of the birth of a daughter in 1518 to Margaret, Queen Dowager of Scotland, who had lived there since 1515, after her marriage with the Earl of Angus.

Early History of the Harbottle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harbottle research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Harbottle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harbottle Spelling Variations

The name, Harbottle, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Harbottle, Harbotel, Hardbottle, Harbottles and others.

Early Notables of the Harbottle family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Harbottle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Harbottle migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Harbottle surname who came to North America were:

Harbottle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Harbottle, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • John Harbottle who arrived in Maryland in 1685
Harbottle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Harbottle, who landed in Arkansas in 1882 [1]

Australia Harbottle migration to Australia +

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

Harbottle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Harbottle (post 1700) +

  • John Harbottle III, American award winning golf course designer
  • Garman Harbottle, American senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Laurence Harbottle, English solicitor and co-founder of Harbottle & Lewis, a law firm based in London in 1955
  • Philip Harbottle, English author
  • Kevin Andrew Harbottle Carrasco (b. 1990), Chilean footballer
  • Michael Harbottle OBE (1917-1997), British army officer and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus from 1966 to 1968
  • Pat Harbottle, American golfer, 1955 U.S. Women's Amateur Golf champion


  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)


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