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Harwell Early Origins



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.

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Harwell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Harwell Early History


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Harwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harwell research. Another 276 words (20 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.

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Harwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harwell Notables 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



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
  • Robert Harwell, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Samuel Harwell, who came to Barbados in 1679

Harwell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Wilson Harwell, who came to Ontario, Canada in 1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harwell (post 1700)



  • Steve Harwell (b. 1967), lead vocalist for the pop band Smash Mouth
  • J. A. Harwell, American baseball coach
  • Ernie Harwell (1918-2010), American sportscaster
  • Bobby Harwell (b. 1931), American actor
  • Vicky Harwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2008
  • S. J. Harwell, American politician, Mayor of Adel, Georgia, 1916-19, 1921-26
  • Heather Harwell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008, 2012
  • Donald G. Harwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. 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.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Harwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harwell 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 3 November 2015 at 09:53.

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