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The name Harman originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from Herman or Hermannus. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The names are really the same; it was a common practice for scribes to record a given name in the Latin style, where us is the masculine suffix. The personal name meant warrior having derived from the Old French word hermant, or from the Old German words hariman or hereman, all of which meant "warrior." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
This name came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066. However, not all of the family moved to England as Ralph, William, Richard and Hugh Herman were all listed in Normandy in 1180. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Harman Early Origins



The surname Harman was first found in Norfolk where Willelmus Harmannus who was listed in 1208 in the St. Benet of Holme (1020-1240) is generally considered to be the first record of the name. Another branch was found in Sussex were William de Hermer was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Sussex in 1207. Simone Haremere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls in Sussex in 1296 and later William Harmere was listed in 1428. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Haremere Hall near Etchingham, East Sussex was home to this branch since the 12th century. By the 1600s the hall had fallen from their hands and was held by James Temple, one of the judges at the trial of King Charles I. Today it is now a Grade I listed Jacobean building and is still held in private hands. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Thomas Herman and Ricardus Harman as residing there at that time. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Harman Spelling Variations


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Harman Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Harman has appeared include Harman, Harmon and others.

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Harman Early History


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Harman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harman research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1621, 1646, 1640, 1646, 1440 and 1535 are included under the topic Early Harman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harman In Ireland


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Harman In Ireland



Some of the Harman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 77 words (6 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Harman arrived in North America very early:

Harman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Harman who settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Charles Harman, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Francis Harman settled in New England in 1635
  • Ellis Harman, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Ffrancis Harman, aged 43, landed in America in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chr Harman, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Johan Harman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Bastiaan Harman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Thomas Harman, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Bridgett Harman, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mariah Harman, aged 67, landed in New York in 1802
  • Elizabeth Harman, aged 11, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Daniel Harman, aged 3, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Bridget Harman, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Alexander Harman, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Harman, who arrived in Canada in 1829
  • John Harman, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Harman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Garritt Harman a farmer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Thomas Harman, aged Elizabeth, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Ann Harman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Henry Harman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Stephen Harman, English convict from Southmapton, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Harman, aged 34, a carpenter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Ann Harman, aged 34, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Henry Harman, aged 13, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Alfred James Harman, aged 12, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Mary Harman, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harman (post 1700)



  • William J. Harman, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1903-05
  • William Harman, American Republican politician, Chair of Taylor County Republican Party, 1973
  • Terry Harman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • Susie Harman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1972
  • Perle T. Harman (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from McDowell County, 1933-34
  • Robert D. Harman, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1965-82, 1985-88; Chair of Mineral County Republican Party, 1969-73, 1983
  • Mike Harman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1996, 1998
  • M. G. Harman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876
  • John N. Harman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 6th District, 1908, 1910
  • John G. Harman, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Columbia County, 1905-06
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Harman Historic Events


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Harman Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leslie Harman, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Harman, Irish Able-Bodied Seaman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Harman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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