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Harkley is an ancient Viking-Scottish name 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.

Harkley Early Origins



The surname Harkley 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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Harkley Spelling Variations


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Harkley Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Harkley include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.

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Harkley Early History


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Harkley Early History



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

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Harkley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harkley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Harkley In Ireland


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Harkley In Ireland



Some of the Harkley 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



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Harkley or a variant listed above, including: Daniel, James, John, Patrick, William Harkin arrived in Philadelphia from about 1800 to 1870; Andrew, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Patrick and William Harkins arrived in Philadelphia between 1830 and 1870..

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Harkley Family Crest Products


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Harkley Family Crest Products




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