Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkand family
The surname Harkand was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Harkand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkand research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkand Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Harkand are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Harkand include: Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkand family to Ireland
Some of the Harkand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Harkand family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Harkand or a variant listed above: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.