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The chronicles of the Hartness family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Dumfries. Some believe that the surname Hartness is derived from the Old English words here, which means army, and nss, which means headland or cape.

Hartness Early Origins



The surname Hartness was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, 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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Hartness Spelling Variations


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Hartness Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Hartness has been spelled Harkness, Harkniss, Harckness, Hackness, Herkness and many more.

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Hartness Early History


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Hartness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartness research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hartness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hartness Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hartness Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hartness In Ireland


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Hartness In Ireland



Some of the Hartness family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 267 words (19 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


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The Great Migration



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Hartness Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hartness, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • George Hartness, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Johanna Hartness, aged 26, landed in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hartness (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hartness (post 1700)



  • Major-General Harlan Nelson Hartness (1898-1986), American Commanding General 4th Division (1950-1953)
  • James Hartness (1861-1934), American inventor, mechanical engineer and entrepreneur as well as Governor of Vermont from 1921 to 1923

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Hartness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartness 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 13 September 2016 at 09:43.

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