Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Harkynd family
The surname Harkynd 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 Harkynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harkynd research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1327, 1379 and are included under the topic Early Harkynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harkynd Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Harkynd were recorded, including Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Harkynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harkynd family to Ireland
Some of the Harkynd 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.
Migration of the Harkynd family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Harkynd family emigrate to North America: Ann Harkin, who arrived in St. John, New Brunswick in 1833.