The Harshman Family

Hirschmann Family Crest

Facts about the Harshman Family:

Four brothers with surname Hirschmann immigrated to the United States of America as indentured servants in the 1700s.

The concept of a “right” or “wrong” spelling was not generally accepted until the mid-1800s when Noah Webster wrote his dictionary. Therefore, we should not be surprised that the original spelling changed to Harshman, Hershman, Hashman, and others.

The Harshman family name is very common in Sullivan, Illinois.

Distant relatives Clarence Cory Harshman and Mavourneen Harshman first met in a graveyard doing research into their family backgrounds. They married. Mavourneen took her husband’s surname instead of keeping her maiden name, becoming Mavourneen Harshman Harshman.

Edward Harshman