Origen: Normando. Harcourt is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Harcourt family lived in Oxfordshire. Their name, however, refers not to this location, but to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066: one of two towns, Harcourt, in Calvados, Normandy, or Harcourt in Eure, Normandy. First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name Harcourt in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been brought to the Province of Ulster by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century. It is in the Northern Counties that the majority of descendants can still today be found.
Variantes: Harcourt, Harcutt, Harker, Harkett y otros.