Harkeent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Harkeent family
The surname Harkeent 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 Harkeent family
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Harkeent Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Harkeent has undergone many spelling variations, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkeent family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Harkeent family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Harkeent were among those contributors: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.