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Harms History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, German


The distinguished surname Harms is of very ancient German origin. It is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements "heri," meaning "army," and "man," meaning "man."

Early Origins of the Harms family


The surname Harms was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Harms family


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Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1828, 1842, 1769, 1612, 1719, 1727, 1786, 1625, 1678, 1621, 1686, 1643, 1708, 1664, 1703, 1646, 1695, 1650 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Harms History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harms Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Herman, Hermann, Herrman, Herrmann, Hörman, Hörmann, Hierman, Harmen, Harmand, Harman, Armand, Armant, Hermand, Arman, Erman, Ermann, Hearman, Hearmann, Harm, Harmsen, Harmson and many more.

Early Notables of the Harms family (pre 1700)


Prominent bearers of the family name Harms during this time period were Jobst Herman of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1625-1678), Count of Lippe, Sternberg and Schwalenberg; Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor (c.1621-1686), a Bohemian explorer, merchant, and cartographer; Johann Oswald Harms (1643-1708), a...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harms Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Harms family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harms Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Harms, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Arnd Harms, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Carsten Harms, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cath Harms, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cord Harms, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harms Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hendrick Harms, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Harms Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gehrhard Harms, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Johan Harms, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Peter Harms, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Wittwi Harms, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johan Harms, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harms Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Harms, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Catherine Harms, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Henry Harms, aged 8 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Harms (post 1700)


  • Oliver Raymond Harms (1901-1980), American President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod from 1962 to 1969
  • Joni Harms (b. 1959), American country music singer-songwriter
  • Jesse Harms (b. 1953), American session keyboard player and songwriter
  • Alexander T. Harms (1855-1901), American businessman who co-founded Thomas B. Harms Music Publishing Company, brother of Thomas B. Harms
  • Thomas B. Harms (1860-1906), American businessman who co-founded Thomas B. Harms Music Publishing Company, a popular music publishing company in 1881
  • John N. Harms (b. 1940), American politician, Member of the Nebraska Legislature (2007-2015)
  • Ron Harms (b. 1936), former American football coach
  • Samuel D. Harms, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred H. Harms, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Fayette County, 1933 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Clair Harms Jr. (1924-2005), American politician, Mayor of Springfield, Oregon, 1952-60 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Harms family



Bismarck

  • Kurt Harms (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

Suggested Readings for the name Harms


  • Biographical Notes and Genealogy of Descendants in Netherlands and America of Gert Harms an Grietje Raak Family Staphorst, Netherland: Early 1700-early 1900 by Margaret Raak Vanderploeg.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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