Harkonen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Harkonen family

The surname Harkonen was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The family name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Important Dates for the Harkonen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkonen research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 152 and 1524 are included under the topic Early Harkonen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harkonen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Harkonen, Harkema, Herkema, Hargen, Herckenrode, Herckensheim, Harchönen and many more.

Early Notables of the Harkonen family (pre 1700)

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Harkonen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harkonen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Matt Harkonen, who settled in Minnesota in 1926

Contemporary Notables of the name Harkonen (post 1700)

  • Arto Härkönen (b. 1959), retired Finnish javelin thrower who won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Anna-Leena Härkönen, Finnish freelance writer, novelist, and actress

Historic Events for the Harkonen family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Reinhold Harkonen (1889-1914), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors, (Helsinki), Finland who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [1]


  1. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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