I have always been told that when the family came over that immigration couldn't understand what they were saying and deciced that the name was Harvot not Hren (may have something on the end to make them not understand. Avis told me too that the country they were from was Eulbania,does that make any sense? Could be an old name.
Dad also told me that we're related to the WALDO family(tallest man in the world),but I don't know where that came from. The people that I found in WI,Ia,Va and Pa are listed under Ancestry.com names and address's also the SSDI has some of the same names.I do know that the HROVAT'S are cousins,that's what their name was given as.That was a brother I believe,but they stayed in the Cleve area. I too thougth WE were the only Harvots and you can imagine my surprise when I found all these others. Hopefully you will be able to get some answers from your Dad. Keep[ in touch Carol