Anglo-Saxon surname Harbron came 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 Harbron literally means gray Rabin or gray Robin.
Early Origins of the Harbron family
Lancashire, where the family held a family seat in early times.
Early History of the Harbron family
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Harbron Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Harbron has been recorded under many different variations, including Horrobin, Horrabin, Horobin, Horabin, Harrobin, Harrabin, Harobin, Harbin, Harbine, Harbyn, Harbynn, Horbyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Harbron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harbron family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Harbron or a variant listed above:
Harbron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Harbron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Harbron (post 1700)
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