Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkeand family
The surname Harkeand 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 Harkeand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkeand research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkeand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkeand 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. Harkeand has been recorded under many different variations, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkeand family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeand 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 Harkeand 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 Harkeand or a variant listed above: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.