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The Gaelic name used by the Hartnett family in ancient Ireland
was O hAthairne, which is possibly derived from the word athardha, which means paternal.
The surname Hartnett was first found in county Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Hartnett that are preserved in documents of the family history are Harney, Hartney, O'Harney, Hartney, Harnedy, Harnet, Harnett, Hartnet, Hartnett, Haherny and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartnett research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartnett History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Hartnett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
The English-ruled Ireland
of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Hartnett:
Hartnett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bridget, Cornelius, Dennis, Ellen, John, Lawrence, Mary, Patrick and William Hartnett settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1849
- William Hartnett, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
- Edmond Hartnett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
- Patrick Hartnett, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1887
- Ellie Hartnett, aged 20, who settled in America from Cork, in 1892
Hartnett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bride Hartnett, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastlewest, Ireland, in 1907
- Charles Hartnett, aged 26, who settled in America from Knocknogshill, Ireland, in 1907
- Denis Hartnett, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Newmarket, Ireland, in 1908
- Elizabeth Hartnett, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Killeagh, Ireland, in 1910
- Cornelius Hartnett, aged 18, who landed in America from Kenmare, Ireland, in 1911
Hartnett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Margaret Hartnett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1821
- John Hartnett, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Charlotte" from Cork
- Charles "Gabby" Hartnett (1900-1972), American Major League Baseball catcher and manager
- Josh Hartnett (b. 1978), American actor
- Thomas F. Hartnett (b. 1941), U.S. Representative from South Carolina
- Kevin Hartnett (b. 1984), Irish sports person
- Jimmy Hartnett, Irish former professional footballer
- Sonya Hartnett (b. 1938), Australian author
- Angela Hartnett MBE (b. 1968), British Chef
- Sir Laurence John Hartnett (1898-1986), Australian automotive engineer
- 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.
- 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 Co., 1992. Print.
- Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
- 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).
- O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
- Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
The Hartnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartnett 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.
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