Harnoth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Harnoth family

The surname Harnoth was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat for many centuries and were recorded in the Domesday Book, [1] a census taken by King William, Duke of Normandy in 1086 A.D.

Early History of the Harnoth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harnoth research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1273, and 1296 are included under the topic Early Harnoth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harnoth Spelling Variations

Harnoth has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Harnett, Harnott, Arnold, Ernold, Arnot, Arnott, Aernold and many more.

Early Notables of the Harnoth family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Harnoth family to Ireland

Some of the Harnoth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Harnoth family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Harnoths to arrive on North American shores: Edward Harnet, who arrived in America in 1637; Bartholomew Harnett, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Virginia in 1734; John Harnett, who arrived in Virginia in 1643.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


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