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The ancient 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.

Harbron Early Origins



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

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Harbron Spelling Variations


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Harbron Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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.

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Harbron Early History


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Harbron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harbron research. Another 328 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1596, 1612, 1618, 1633, 1696, 1783, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Harbron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harbron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harbron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harbron 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



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

  • F.J. Harbron, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1894

Harbron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Harbron, aged 22, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harbron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harbron (post 1700)



  • Patrick Harbron, American cameraman, known for his work on Stella (1990), Curtains (1983) and Black Box (2014)
  • Elizabeth Harbron, American Associate Professor of Chemistry at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Harbron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harbron 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 17 February 2014 at 19:26.

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