Harkeint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Harkeint family
The surname Harkeint 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 Harkeint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkeint research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkeint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkeint Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Harkeint were recorded, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkeint family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeint family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 83 words (6 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 Harkeint family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Harkeint family emigrate to North America: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.
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