Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkeen family
The surname Harkeen 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 Harkeen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkeen research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkeen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkeen Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Harkeen include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkeen family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeen 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 Harkeen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Harkeen were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.