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The roots of the Harting name go back to the ancient Vikings and their Old Norse language. Harting was a name for a hard working or arduous person, deriving its origin from name the Old French word hearding, which meant hard. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Harting Early Origins



The surname Harting was first found in Derbyshire, 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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Harting Spelling Variations


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Harting Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Harting has been spelled Harding, Hardinge and others.

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Harting Early History


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Harting Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harting research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1048, 1125, 1134, 1378, 1465, 1415, 1516, 1572, 1593, 1658, 1601, 1658 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Harting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harting Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harting Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harting Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harting In Ireland


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Harting In Ireland



Some of the Harting family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Harting:

Harting Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Harting, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Harting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Harting, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Christian Harting, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Harting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Harting, aged 39, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Henry Harting, who arrived in America in 1857
  • Louis Harting, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860

Harting Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Catherina Harting, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Harting Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harting 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 28 March 2014 at 14:12.

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