The name Harnage has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the personal name Agnes,
which itself is derived from the Greek name Hagne,
which means pure
The name was also used in the Latin phrase Agnus Dei,
which means lamb of God.
The personal name Agnes was popularized by devotees, the early Christian martyr, Saint Agnes.
Early Origins of the Harnage family
The surname Harnage was first found in the English midlands county of Nottinghamshire
from very ancient times, where the family name held vast estates and were an important contribution to the early life and times of the county. They are recorded in the Domesday Book
as holding lands and manors. The Domesday Book
was compiled by Duke William in the year 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Harnage family
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Harnage Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harnage include Anniss, Anness, Arness, Annison, Arnison, Annes and many more.
Early Notables of the Harnage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harnage family to Ireland
Some of the Harnage family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Harnage family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Annis, who settled in Virginia in 1639; Thomas Anniss, aged 23, who settled there in 1683; as well as William Arness, who arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1685..
Contemporary Notables of the name Harnage (post 1700)
- Bobby Harnage Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Sir Henry George Harnage (1827-1888), 3rd Baronet of Belswardyne, Shropshire, English peer
- Sir George Harnage (1792-1866), 2nd Baronet of Belswardyne, Shropshire, English peer
- Sir George Harnage (1767-1836), 1st Baronet of Belswardyne, Shropshire, born George Blackman, English peer, Captain in the Royal Navy, he assumed the name Harnage upon his marriage to his cousin Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Harnage