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Harkey 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.

Harkey Early Origins



The surname Harkey 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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Harkey Spelling Variations


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Harkey 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 Harkey include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.

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Harkey Early History


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Harkey Early History



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

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Harkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harkey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Harkey In Ireland


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Harkey In Ireland



Some of the Harkey 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 Harkey or a variant listed above, including: Daniel, James, John, Patrick, William Harkin arrived in Philadelphia from about 1800 to 1870; Andrew, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Patrick and William Harkins arrived in Philadelphia between 1830 and 1870..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkey (post 1700)



  • Stephen Douglas "Steve" Harkey (b. 1949), former American NFL football running back
  • Ira B. Harkey Jr. (1918-2006), American author, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1963
  • Bob Harkey (b. 1930), American former USAC Championship Car series driver
  • Michael Anthony Harkey (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • O. N. Harkey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1912
  • Don Harkey, American politician, Representative from Texas 13th District, 1996

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Harkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harkey 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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