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The distinguished surname Harmsen 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."

Harmsen Early Origins



The surname Harmsen 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.

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Harmsen Spelling Variations


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Harmsen 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.

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Harmsen Early History


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Harmsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harmsen research. 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 Harmsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harmsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harmsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Harmsen 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 Harmsen Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harmsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaretha Harmsen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Dorothea Harmsen, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Anna Harmsen, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harmsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harmsen (post 1700)



  • Chester J. Harmsen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 95th District, 1968; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1970
  • Bill Harmsen (1912-2002), American creator of the Jolly Rancher candy
  • Daniëlle Harmsen (b. 1986), professional Dutch tennis player
  • Jessica Harmsen, Australian weeknight presenter for ABC News in Adelaide

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Harmsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harmsen 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2016 at 11:38.

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