The Harshman Family
Facts about the Harshman Family
Four brothers with surname Hirschmann immigrated
to the United States of America as indentured servants in the 1700's.
The concept of a "right" or "wrong"
spelling was not generally accepted until the mid-1800's 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
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.
A family crest exists. We hope to post it