patronymic, created from the name of the original bearer's father. As a personal name, Harsmann long predated surnames. There is record of a Hartman von der Aue, who was a 12th century epic poet. The German root "hart" or "hard," meant " bold" or "brave."
Early Origins of the Harsmann family
Early History of the Harsmann family
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Harsmann Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hartman, Hartmann, Harttmann, Harttman, Haartmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Harsmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harsmann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Hartman, who arrived in New York State in 1715; and was among the first of the many bearers of this name to land in the New World; Jacob Hartman came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1719.
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