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The Harbst surname is derived from the German word "Herbst," meaning autumn. It has been suggested that the surname may have originally been used by people whose main work occurred during the fall harvest. For example, Herbster, most likely meant "grape harvester."

Harbst Early Origins



The surname Harbst was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Early records include a Marquart Herbst, in Würzburg in 1220 and a Nitsche Herbist, on record in Liegnitz in 1372. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Harbst Spelling Variations


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Harbst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Herbst, Herbest, Herbster, Harpster, Herbstheiner, Herbestheim, Herbstman, Erbst, Erbest, Herbestman, Herbestmann, Erbestmann, Herbstmann, Herbsteiner and many more.

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Harbst Early History


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Harbst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harbst research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1666, 1588, 1666, 1743 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Harbst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harbst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harbst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harbst 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Harpster, who came to Philadelphia in 1741; Andreas Herbst, who settled in America sometime between 1775 and 1781; Aloise Herbst, who settled in New York in 1845.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Harbst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harbst 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 11 October 2012 at 11:26.

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