Harkeane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Harkeane family
The surname Harkeane 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 Harkeane family
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Harkeane Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Harkeane family name include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeane family
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Migration of the Harkeane family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Harkeane family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Harkeane surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.