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The present generation of the Hargraves family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived 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)


Hargraves Early Origins



The surname Hargraves 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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Hargraves Spelling Variations


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Hargraves Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hargraves include Hargrove, Hargreave, Hargreaves, Hargrave, Hargroves and many more.

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Hargraves Early History


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Hargraves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hargraves 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 Hargraves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hargraves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hargraves Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hargraves were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hargraves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abra Hargraves, who landed in Virginia in 1646
  • Edward Hargraves, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Elizabeth Hargraves, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • John Hargraves, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Hargraves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caleb Hargraves settled in Pennsylvania in 1861
  • Saul Hargraves, aged 47, landed in New York in 1862
  • Annie Hargraves, aged 23, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1892
  • Charlotte Hargraves, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Lancashire, in 1892
  • Grace Hargraves, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hargraves Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bartholomew Hargraves, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1907
  • George P. Hargraves, aged 39, who landed in America from Hull, England, in 1913
  • Ino. Ed. Hargraves, aged 70, who settled in America from Kenaol, England, in 1914
  • James Hargraves, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Eva Hargraves, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Gloucester City, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hargraves Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Hargraves, aged 47, a laundress, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hargraves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hargraves (post 1700)



  • Robert B. Hargraves (1928-2003), South-African-born, American geologist, professor at Princeton University
  • Orin Hargraves, American lexicographer and writer
  • Edward Hammond Hargraves (1816-1891), English-born, Australian gold prospector who gold in Australia in 1851, starting the Australian gold rush
  • Daniel Hargraves (b. 1975), former Australian rules footballer

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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)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Hargraves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hargraves 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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