Harkind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Harkind family
The surname Harkind 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 Harkind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkind research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkind Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Harkind are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Harkind include: Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkind family to Ireland
Some of the Harkind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 83 words (6 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 Harkind family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Harkind or a variant listed above: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.
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