Harlan Family History
Harlan Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several minor places called in Old English with hār ‘gray’ hara ‘hare’ or hær ‘rock tumulus’ + land ‘tract of land estate cultivated land’ notably Harland in Kirkbymoorside (North Yorkshire). This surname has also been present in northern Ireland (Armagh and Antrim) since the 17th century but is now rare in Britain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press