Last name: harker

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harker : This last name is indexed 43,433 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

harker : English:: 1: habitational name either from Harker (now Harkerside) in Grinton parish (North Yorkshire) of uncertain etymology or from Harker in Halsall parish (Lancashire) derived from Old English hār ‘hoar gray’ or Old English hara ‘hare’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘marsh overgrown with brushwood’.2: nickname for an eavesdropper or busybody from an agent derivative of Middle English herkien ‘to listen’. The name seems to be attested in southwestern England.

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