The saga of the name Harkly begins among the Viking settlers who arrived in Scotland
in the medieval era. The name Harkly is 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.
Early Origins of the Harkly family
The surname Harkly 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 Harkly family
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Harkly Spelling Variations
Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations
result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Harkly has been spelled Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.
Early Notables of the Harkly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkly family to Ireland
Some of the Harkly family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Harkly family to the New World and Oceana
The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Harkly 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..