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The Anglo-Saxon name Harter comes from the family having resided in two parishes near Canterbury referred to as Hardres.

Harter Early Origins



The surname Harter was first found in Kent, where family members were Lords of the manor Lyminge. The earliest recorded ancestor is Robert de Hardres, who lived during the reigns of Edward the Confessor and William the Conqueror. He held his lands from the Archbishop of Canterbury, which consisted of a church, a mill, and a fishery of forty eels, as recorded in the Domesday Book. The family derived from Ardres in Picardy.

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Harter Spelling Variations


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Harter Spelling Variations



Harter has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Hardress, Hardres, Hardresse, Hardrese, Harders and many more.

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Harter Early History


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Harter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harter research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1610, 1681, 1664 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Harter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harter 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



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 Harters to arrive on North American shores:

Harter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Michael Harter, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Andreas Harter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Nicklas Harter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Henry Harter, who landed in New Jersey in 1755

Harter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martha Harter, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Joh Harter, who arrived in America in 1857
  • Jacob Harter, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860

Harter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Harter, aged 34, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Emma Harter, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • John Harter, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Ellen Harter, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Emma Harter, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harter (post 1700)



  • Michael Daniel Harter (1846-1896), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Franklin Pierce Harter (1886-1959), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ali Harter (b. 1984), American singer and songwriter
  • Carol Clancey Harter (b. 1941), American educator, 7th president of the University of Nevada
  • Roy Harter (b. 1973), American New York Emmy award-winning, sound designer and audio mixer
  • Dick Harter (b. 1930), American basketball coach

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Suggested Readings for the name Harter


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Suggested Readings for the name Harter



  • The Mohawk Valley Harters and Allied Families by Marion Kofmehl.

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Harter Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Harter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harter 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 30 July 2015 at 08:05.

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