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Multiple Origins for the Surname Harkin



The surname Harkin is an anglicized form of the Patronymic Irish surname "O hEarcain," which is derived from the word "earc," meaning "red." Thus, the surname would have originally been born by a "descendant of Red."

Harkin Early Origins



The surname Harkin was first found in at Inishowen, in County Donegal where members of the family were erenaghs of Clonska, a parish near Malin Head. They are mentioned as such in Bishop Montgomery's diocesan survey of 1606. Danieal O'Harcan died in 1581 as a Catholic martyr in Ulster.

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Harkin Spelling Variations


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Harkin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Harkin, Harkan, O'Harkin, ÓhEarcáin 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 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1780, 1814, and 1830 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)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harkin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
  • Terry Harkin (b. 1941), retired Northern Irish footballer
  • Bryan Harkin (b. 1980), Northern Irish footballer
  • Marian Harkin (b. 1953), Irish politician
  • James B. Harkin (1875-1955), Canadian first commissioner for national parks (1911-1936), eponym of the Harkin Conservation Award
  • ... (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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    11. ...

    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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