England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Harwin family lived in Normandy, France. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name.The family name Harwin was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats.
Early Origins of the Harwin family
Normandy, where Herluin was Vicomte of Conteville. This family is linked through marriage to William the Conqueror who established the Plantagenet rule of England.
Early History of the Harwin family
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Harwin Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Harwin are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Harwin include Herlwin, Herluin, Hurlin, Herlewin, Herling, Hurling, Hirwin, Erlewyn, Erlwin, Harlewyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Harwin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harwin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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