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The distinguished English surname Harn comes from several different origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Old English "hyrne," meaning "nook, corner;" in this instance, the name would have been originally borne by someone who lived in a corner residence. Alternatively, the name may be derived from a place name; there is a town called Herne in Kent and a Hirn in Hampshire, and the progenitor of the name may have hailed from one of these towns. Finally, the name may be a variant of the surname Heron.

Harn Early Origins



The surname Harn was first found in Dorset at Hurn, village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Herne. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "place at the angle or corner of land," from the Old English word "hyrne." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Holbeach Hurn is a small fenland village in the South Holland district of southern Lincolnshire and Hurn is a tything, in the parish, union, and hundred of Christchurch, Ringwood in the county of Southampton.

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Harn Spelling Variations


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Harn 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 Harn were recorded, including Hern, Herne, Hearn, Hearne, Hurn, Hurne, Harn and others.

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Harn Early History


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Harn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harn research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1212, 1267, 1279, 1327, 1524, 1620, 1678, 1735 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Harn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harn In Ireland


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Harn In Ireland



Some of the Harn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



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 Harn family emigrate to North America:

Harn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Henrich Harn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Jacob Philip Harn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770

Harn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W H Harn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Hermann Harn, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Harn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gare Harn, aged 6, who emigrated to America, in 1901
  • Aletta Harn, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Edith Harn, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • Geva Harn, aged 19, who landed in America from Lubien, Austria, in 1912
  • John Harn, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Harn U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Harn U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harn (post 1700)



  • Harry Harn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1972
  • G. U. Harn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1860
  • William A. Harn (1834-1889), American commander of the New York artillery battery in the American Civil War
  • Tony Harn, English guitarist and multi-instrumentalist
  • Jeanne Angeles Harn, Filipina fashion and ramp model, environmentalist, and beauty queen

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Harn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harn 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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