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The history of the Hargrave family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Hargrave, a place-name found in the counties of Cheshire, Northamptonshire, and Suffolk. There is also a Hargrave Hall in Cheshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements har, which meant "hare" or "on the border," and graf or græfe, which meant "grove." The place-name as a whole meant "grove filled with rabbits" or "grove on a border." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Hargrave Early Origins



The surname Hargrave was first found in Cheshire at Hargrave, which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Haregrave. The Domesday Book also lists Haragrauna in Suffolk and Haregrave in Northamptonshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Hargrave Spelling Variations


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Hargrave Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hargrave include Hargrove, Hargreave, Hargreaves, Hargrave, Hargroves and many more.

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Hargrave Early History


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Hargrave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hargrave research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1332, 1486, 1499, 1541, 1529, 1690, 1741 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Hargrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hargrave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hargrave Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hargrave 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hargrave or a variant listed above:

Hargrave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Hargrave settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Christopher Hargrave, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Hargrave, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Alice Hargrave purchased land in Virginia in 1646
  • Barbara Hargrave, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hargrave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisha, George, James, John, Joseph, Robert and Thomas Hargrave settled in Philadelphia in the 1800's
  • David Hargrave, aged 23, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1814
  • John Hargrave, who landed in New York in 1834

Hargrave Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Hargrave, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Francis Hargrave arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850

Hargrave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fredrick Hargrave landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hargrave (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hargrave (post 1700)



  • Rudolph Hargrave (1923-2014), American jurist, Member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court (1978-2010), Chief Justice (1989-1990, 2001-2002)
  • William McKinley "Pinky" Hargrave (1896-1942), American baseball player
  • Eugene Franklin "Bubbles" Hargrave (1892-1969), American Major League Baseball player
  • Bob Hargrave (b. 1920), American football player
  • Bert Hargrave (1917-1996), American politician
  • Letitia MacTavish Hargrave (1813-1854), born Letitia MacTavish, Scottish-born, Canadian author of letters published as memoirs of 19th-century pioneer women in Canada; she married Hudson's Bay Company Chief Trader James Hargrave
  • Richard Hargrave (1817-1905), Australian politician
  • Margaret Packham Hargrave (b. 1941), Australian writer
  • Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915), Australian aviation pioneer
  • Christopher Hargrave (b. 1951), Australian cricket player

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Suggested Readings for the name Hargrave


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Suggested Readings for the name Hargrave



  • Hargrave Forebears: A Genealogy and History of Some Descendants of Richard Hargrave, Sr, of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia 1634-1968, With Notes on the English Family Background of Richard and on the Other Hargrave Family Lines in America by Helena M. Hargrave.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincit amor patria
Motto Translation: My beloved country will conquer.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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