Harlon is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Harlon family once lived in the village of Horlands, that can be traced to numerous places round England
, including Harland Edge in Derbyshire
and Harland Wood in Sussex
. This surname was originally derived from the Old English words har
which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the land that was infested with hares.
Early Origins of the Harlon family
The surname Harlon was first found in Middlesex 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 Harlon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harlon research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1208, 1235, 1330, 1411, 1384, 1425, 1500 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Harlon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harlon Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Harlon family name include Harland, Hoarland, Hoareland, Hoorland, Hooreland, Horland, Horlands, Harlin, Harlind and many more.
Early Notables of the Harlon family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Herland (1330-1411), a 14th-century medieval English carpenter, the chief carpenter to King Richard II, best known pieces is the hammer-beam roof at Westminster Hall, regarded as one of the greatest carpentry achievements of the time, worked for William of Wykeham at New... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harlon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Harlon family to Ireland
Some of the Harlon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Harlon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harlon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Harlon, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
- Ellen Harlon, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
The Harlon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per juga per fluvius
Motto Translation: Through precipices and torrents.