Harkness Family History
Harkness Name Meaning
Scottish (Dumfriesshire and Lanarkshire): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale Dumfriesshire with which the surname is connected in early records). The surname is also established in northern Ireland where it was taken in the 17th century by settlers from Dumfriesshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press