Last name: HARKIN

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HARKIN : This last name is indexed 21,404 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HARKIN : 1: Irish (Donegal) and Scottish (Lanarkshire and Midlothian): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarcáin ‘descendant of Earcán’ a byname or personal name formed from a diminutive of earc ‘red bloody’; also meaning ‘piglet’.2: English: from the Middle English personal name Hardekin Harkin a borrowing into late Old English of Middle Dutch Hardekin. It is a pet form of ancient Germanic Hardo (see Hard 4) + the Middle Dutch hypocoristic suffix -kin. The name of a (presumably continental) moneyer at Stamford is stamped HÆRƉCYN HARƉCIN and HARCIN on coins of the reign of Edward the Confessor.

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