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The ancestry of the name Harpham dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Harpham in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Great Driffield.

Harpham Early Origins



The surname Harpham was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Harpham Spelling Variations


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Harpham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Harpham have been found, including Harpham, Harpam, Harphem and others.

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Harpham Early History


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Harpham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harpham research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harpham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harpham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harpham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harpham 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Harpham, or a variant listed above:

Harpham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Harpham settled in Maryland in 1775

Harpham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Harpham, who landed in America in 1804
  • Simeon Harpham, who landed in America in 1804
  • Henry Harpham, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Septibah Harpham, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Jonathon, Joseph, Henry and Simon Harpham settled in Maryland between 1830 and 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harpham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harpham (post 1700)



  • Julius C. Harpham (b. 1855), American Republican politician, Harness manufacturer; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1912
  • Geoffrey Galt Harpham, American President and Director of the National Humanities Center
  • Robert Harry Harpham (1954-2016), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough (2015-2016)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Harpham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harpham 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 7 November 2016 at 05:56.

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