Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkeynd family
The surname Harkeynd 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 Harkeynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkeynd research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkeynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkeynd Spelling Variations
Harkeynd has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Harkeynd have been found, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkeynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkeynd family to Ireland
Some of the Harkeynd 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.
Migration of the Harkeynd family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Harkeynds to arrive on North American shores: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.