Harwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Harwell family

The surname Harwell was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Harwell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harwell research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Harwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Harwell Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Harwell were recorded, including Harewell, Harwell, Harwall, Harewall and others.

Early Notables of the Harwell family (pre 1700)

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Harwell migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Harwell family emigrate to North America:

Harwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Harwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Harwell, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Robert Harwell, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]
  • Samuel Harwell, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Harwell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Harwell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Wilson Harwell, who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1824

Contemporary Notables of the name Harwell (post 1700)

  • Bobby Rhea Harwell (1931-2017), American actor and producer
  • Steve Harwell (b. 1967), lead vocalist for the pop band Smash Mouth
  • J. A. Harwell, American baseball coach
  • Ernie Harwell (1918-2010), American sportscaster
  • Vicky Harwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2008 [2]
  • S. J. Harwell, American politician, Mayor of Adel, Georgia, 1916-19, 1921-26 [2]
  • Heather Harwell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008, 2012 [2]
  • Donald G. Harwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [2]
  • Beth H. Harwell (b. 1957), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004, 2008; Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives 56th District, 2007 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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