Harke Family History
Harke Name Meaning
North German and North Frisian: from a Frisian personal name a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names with hari heri ‘army’ as the first element (see for example Herman Herwig ). North German: possibly a nickname or a metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German harke ‘rake’ or a topographic name from herk hark ‘marsh bog’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press