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Harford Early Origins



The surname Harford was first found in Herefordshire, where they were a family of great antiquity seated at Bosbury with manor and estates in that shire. At Bosbury the church carries some very ancient monuments to the family. Families of this name also acquired Blaise Castle in Gloucestershire, Sirhowy House in Monmouthshire, and Falcondale and Lampeter in the county of Cardigan. By the 16th century they had acquired estates in London.

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Harford Spelling Variations


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Harford Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Harford included: Harford, Hafford, Hereford, Hareford and others.

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Harford Early History


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Harford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harford research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harford 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



Ireland went through one of the most devastating periods in its history with the arrival of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Many also lost their lives from typhus, fever and dysentery. And poverty was the general rule as tenant farmers were often evicted because they could not pay the high rents. Emigration to North America gave hundreds of families a chance at a life where work, freedom, and land ownership were all possible. For those who made the long journey, it meant hope and survival. The Irish emigration to British North America and the United States opened up the gates of industry, commerce, education and the arts. Early immigration and passenger lists have shown many Irish people bearing the name Harford:

Harford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Harford, who settled in Virginia in 1607
  • John Harford, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
  • Mary Harford settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Mary Harford, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Margaret Harford, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Harford, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Henry Harford, who landed in Virginia in 1725
  • Elizabeth Harford, who settled in Jamaica in 1730
  • Charles Harford, who arrived in New York in 1795

Harford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Harford a farmer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Mary Ann Harford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Stephen Harford a teamster, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Mary Harford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Harford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Harford landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Bolton
  • Robert Harford, aged 30, a railway wagon builder, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harford (post 1700)



  • Sir Mark John Harford (b. 1964), 4th Baronet of Falcondale, County of Cardigan, English peer
  • Sir "John" Timothy Harford (1932-2010), 3rd Baronet of Falcondale, County of Cardigan, English peer
  • Sir John Charles Harford (1860-1934), 1st Baronet of Falcondale, County of Cardigan, English peer
  • Sir George Arthur Harford (1897-1967), 2nd Baronet of Falcondale, County of Cardigan, English peer
  • Daniel Harford (b. 1977), former Australian rules footballer and radio presenter
  • Noel Sherwin Harford (1930-1981), New Zealand cricketer
  • Lesbia Harford (1891-1927), born Lesbia Venner Keogh, an Australian poet, novelist and political activist
  • Henry Harford (1758-1760), 5th Proprietor of Maryland English diplomat, the last proprietary owner of the British colony of Maryland
  • John Scandrett Harford FRS (1785-1866), British banker, benefactor and abolitionist, owner of Blaise Castle, Bristol
  • Tanya Harford (b. 1958), retired South African female tennis player, winner of the doubles title at the French Open in 1981
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Harford Historic Events


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Harford Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. N. Harford, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Harford Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

The Harford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harford 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.

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