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Harkess Early Origins



The surname Harkess was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat in the lands of Hardcarse in the parish of Fogo in that shire. The first on record was Adam Harcarse who was Abbott of Newbattle Abbey, and later in 1219 became Abbott of Melrose Abbey.

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Harkess Spelling Variations


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Harkess Spelling Variations



Although the name, Harkess, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Harecars, Harecarse, Harcars, Harcarse, Harkess, Harcors, Harcorse, Harcourse, Harkars, Harcus, Harkass, Harcas, Harkes, Harks, Harcase, Arcas, Arcus and many more.

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Harkess Early History


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Harkess Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkess research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1296, 1306, 1325, and 1539 are included under the topic Early Harkess History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harkess Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harkess Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harkess Notables 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Harkess family name Harkess, or who bore a variation of the surname were William John Harkars who landed in North America in 1725.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkess (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkess (post 1700)



  • Nancy Harkess, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2000

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Harkess Historic Events


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Harkess Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert W Harkess (b. 1918), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Horden, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Harkess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harkess 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 8 December 2015 at 10:19.

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