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The story of the Harkins family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name Harkins was 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.

Harkins Early Origins



The surname Harkins 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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Harkins Spelling Variations


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Harkins Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Harkins has been spelled Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.

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Harkins Early History


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Harkins Early History



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

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Harkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Harkins In Ireland


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Harkins In Ireland



Some of the Harkins 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



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Harkins:

Harkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Harkins, who landed in America in 1801
  • Dennis Harkins, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1824
  • John Harkins, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Patrick Harkins, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Andrew, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Patrick and William Harkins all arrived in Philadelphia between 1830 and 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harkins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Harkins, aged 19, who settled in America from Donegal, in 1900
  • Annie Harkins, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, in 1904
  • Anna Harkins, aged 21, who landed in America from Derry, in 1906
  • Andrew Harkins, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Bathgate, Scotland, in 1913
  • Annie Harkins, aged 24, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harkins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Walter Harkins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Harkins Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anna Harkins, aged 4, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1911

Harkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Harkins landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harkins (post 1700)



  • Lida E. Harkins, American former politician, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1989-2011
  • George W. Harkins (1810-1861), American attorney and chief of the Choctaw tribe during the Indian removals
  • Todd Michael Harkins (b. 1968), retired American professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Brett Alan Harkins (b. 1970), retired American professional NHL ice hockey left winger who played from 1993 to 2008, younger brother of Todd Harkins
  • John Raymond Harkins (1932-1999), American stage, film, and television actor, active 1955 to 1996
  • Matthew Harkins (1845-1921), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Providence (1887 to 1921)
  • Patrick J. "Pat" Harkins (b. 1963), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 1st district (2007-)
  • Macall Harkins (b. 1986), American professional tennis player
  • Dwight “Red” Harkins (1915-1974), American businessman who founded Harkins Theatres, a movie theater chain in 1933
  • Abram Harkins, American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 12th District, 1861; Postmaster at Rochester, Minnesota, 1871-83
  • ... (Another 27 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. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Harkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harkins 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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