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Early Origins of the Harnet family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat for many centuries and were recorded in the Domesday Book, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) a census taken by King William, Duke of Normandy in 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Harnet family
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Harnet Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Harnet are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Harnet include: Harnett, Harnott, Arnold, Ernold, Arnot, Arnott, Aernold and many more.
Early Notables of the Harnet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harnet family to Ireland
Some of the Harnet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Harnet family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Harnet or a variant listed above:
Harnet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Harnet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Harnet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Harnet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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