The Gaelic name used by the Hartnet family in ancient Ireland
was O hAthairne, which is possibly derived from the word athardha, which means paternal.
Early Origins of the Hartnet family
The surname Hartnet was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Hartnet family
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Hartnet Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Hartnet family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Harney, Hartney, O'Harney, Hartney, Harnedy, Harnet, Harnett, Hartnet, Hartnett, Haherny and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartnet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartnet family to the New World and Oceana
The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families
to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine
of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Hartnet:
Hartnet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Hartnet, who settled in Norfolk Virginia in 1820
- James Hartnet, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833