Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkant family
The surname Harkant 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 Harkant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkant research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkant Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Harkant has been recorded under many different variations, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkant family to Ireland
Some of the Harkant 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 Harkant family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Harkant or a variant listed above: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.