THE HARN SURNAME traces to John H(E)ARN (married Dorcas DAVIS), born in Frederick County, MD  about 1740. Many spelling variations of this name occur all over Maryland (HEARNE, HEARN, HARNE, HERNE, HERN, HERRING, HERON, HERRON and others). The name is ethnically British and immigrants with this name have arrived in America in all decades, as far back as the first colonial settlements in Maryland and Virginia, from all areas of Britain, including Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. John H(E)ARN’s ancestry is unproven. He is almost certainly the son (possibly grandson) of an immigrant who arrived on the Western Shore of Maryland, directly from Britain or Ireland and is not a descendant of the Eastern Shore HEARNEs. The Western Shore HARNs were originally farmers and carpenters. Subsequent generations spread west and south. A few became professionals in law, publishing, politics, education, business, etc. Today, this family exists in all areas of the United States. The 4 HARN brothers’ earliest proven ancestors lived in Frederick and Carroll counties, MD from about 1740 to 1850. One branch of this family, headed by William A. HARN, a grandson of John H(E)ARN, moved to Dayton, Ohio about 1857. By 1960 most descendants of this branch had left the Dayton area although some were still present in 2009. Other confirmed surnames in the line leading to the 4 HARN boys include: Davis, Duval, Israel, Leek, Dorsey, Spurrier and Baker in MD, Reese & Yost in PA and Neu, Stomps, Rupprecht and Wehinger in Ohio.

THE GLADWISH SURNAME traces to John GLADWISH in Indiana and is well documented there in Ripley County by 1860. The family originated in Kent and Sussex counties in southern England. The original immigrants were illiterate or semi-literate farm laborers who mostly remained laborers after their arrival in America. At least 15 GLADWISHes immigrated to Indiana between 1850-60. The family saw it’s share of tragedy, including disease, injury, early death, suicide and financial hardship. The second and 3rd generations left the farms of SE Indiana for the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton in the late 1800s and early 1900's. In the late 1900s, GLADWISHes are documented in Washington State, Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Other confirmed surnames in this line include: Kemp, Golding, Phillips & Maynard in England and Davis, Schneider, Smith, Baldus and Nick, in Indiana / Ohio and Reed in Pennsylvania.

THE FUSARO SURNAME traces to Romolo FUSARO in Lima and Cincinnati, Ohio about 1905. The family originated in the small village of Fossalto, near Campobasso in south-central Italy near the Adriatic Sea. Many extended family members of Romolo also immigrated. Most were tailors who became clothes designers in America. By 1960, branches of the family could be found in Michigan, Texas, New York City, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. Other confirmed surnames in this line include Simone, Meale, Di Coccia and Bagnoli in Fossalto, Italy.

THE BELLUCCI SURNAME traces to Nicola BELLUCCI in New York City in 1901. The family originated in the small village of San Demetrio Corone, near Cosenza in Calabria, the “big toe” of Italy. The original immigrants were a family of 6 whose descendants tended to stay near or in New York City. While the immigrants themselves were relatively uneducated laborers, later generations often went into law, medicine or other professional careers. Today, branches of this family can be found in Connecticut, New York, Georgia, and Florida. Other confirmed surnames in this line include Pisarra, Ieno and Liguori in San Demetrio, Italy.

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