Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkeend family
The surname Harkeend 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 Harkeend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkeend research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkeend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkeend Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Harkeend has appeared include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkeend family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeend 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 Harkeend family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Harkeend arrived in North America very early: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.