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Multiple Origins for the Surname Harkins



The surname Harkins 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."

Harkins Early Origins



The surname Harkins 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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Harkins Spelling Variations


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Harkins Spelling Variations



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



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

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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. 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).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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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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