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Harken is an ancient Viking-Scottish name derived from Henry. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the diminutive Harry; it is a double diminutive of Harry in the form Har-kin.

Harken Early Origins



The surname Harken 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.

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Harken Spelling Variations


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Harken Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Harken include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.

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Harken Early History


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Harken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harken research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harken In Ireland


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Harken In Ireland



Some of the Harken 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Harken or a variant listed above, including:

Harken Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edmund Harken, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Harken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Harken, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Meta Harken, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849

Harken Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Harken, who arrived in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1820
  • Henry Harken, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833
  • Charles Harken, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Bartley" in 1833

Harken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Harken, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Elizabeth Harken, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Anne Harken, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"
  • Margaret Harken, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Harken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harken Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 July 2013 at 10:58.

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