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The saga of the name Harkin begins among the Viking settlers who arrived in Scotland in the medieval era. The name Harkin is 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.

Harkin Early Origins



The surname Harkin 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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Harkin Spelling Variations


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Harkin Spelling Variations



Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Harkin has been spelled Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.

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Harkin Early History


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Harkin Early History



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

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Harkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Harkin In Ireland


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Harkin In Ireland



Some of the Harkin 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



The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Harkin or a variant listed above, including:

Harkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Harkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

Harkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Harkin, aged 30, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Nelly Harkin, aged 4, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • William Harkin, aged 6, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Patrick Harkin, who landed in Maryland in 1809
  • Hugh Harkin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harkin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Harkin, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • William Harkin, aged 20, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Kitty Harkin, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Patrick Harkin, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Charles Harkin, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Harkin, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Harkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Harkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Annie Harkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkin (post 1700)



  • Thomas Richard Harkin (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1975-85; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1985-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin (b. 1939), American politician, Senator from Iowa (1985-)
  • Ruth Harkin (b. 1944), U.S. lawyer, wife of Tom Harkin
  • Michael E. Harkin (b. 1958), U.S. anthropologist
  • Maurice "Mo" Harkin (b. 1979), Northern Irish footballer
  • Fergal Harkin (b. 1976), retired Irish footballer
  • James B. Harkin (1875-1955), Canadian first commissioner for national parks (1911-1936), eponym of the Harkin Conservation Award
  • Terry Harkin (b. 1941), retired Northern Irish footballer
  • Bryan Harkin (b. 1980), Northern Irish footballer
  • Marian Harkin (b. 1953), Irish politician
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
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    The Harkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harkin 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.

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