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Herkes Early Origins



The surname Herkes was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat in the lands of Hardcarse in the parish of Fogo in that shire. The first on record was Adam Harcarse who was Abbott of Newbattle Abbey, and later in 1219 became Abbott of Melrose Abbey.

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Herkes Spelling Variations


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Herkes Spelling Variations



Although the name, Herkes, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Harecars, Harecarse, Harcars, Harcarse, Harkess, Harcors, Harcorse, Harcourse, Harkars, Harcus, Harkass, Harcas, Harkes, Harks, Harcase, Arcas, Arcus and many more.

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Herkes Early History


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Herkes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herkes research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1296, 1306, 1325, and 1539 are included under the topic Early Herkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herkes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herkes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Herkes 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Herkes family name Herkes, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Herkes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Herkes, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Joseph Herkes, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1913
  • Siedo Herkes, aged 29, who landed in America from Rysum, Germany, in 1913
  • Corardus C. P. Herkes, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1921

Herkes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Herkes, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Herkes Historic Events


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Herkes Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Herkes, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Herkes Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Herkes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herkes 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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