Origins Available: English, Irish, Scottish
Early Origins of the Harkent family
Kent 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 Harkent family
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Harkent Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Harkent have been found, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkent family to Ireland
Some of the Harkent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Har Kent family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Har Kent, or a variant listed above: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.
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