If you are conducting some Harkin family history research then you can view the Harkin coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Harkin surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Harkin in Ireland
is derived from the native
Gaelic O'hEarcain Sept that
was based in County Donegal
in the North-West of the country.
The name is taken from a Gaelic
word meaning 'red' and variants
include Harkins, and O'Harkan.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Indented Line||Represents Fire|
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