Harkane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Harkane family

The surname Harkane 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 Harkane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkane research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harkane Spelling Variations

Harkane has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.

Early Notables of the Harkane family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Harkane family to Ireland

Some of the Harkane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 83 words (6 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 Harkane family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Harkanes to arrive on North American shores: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.



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