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Where did the English Hargrove family come from? What is the English Hargrove family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hargrove family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hargrove family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Hargrove comes from the family having resided in Hargrave, a place-name found in the counties of Cheshire, Northants, and Suffolk. There is also a Hargrave Hall in Cheshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements har, which meant "hare" or "on the border," and graf or græfe, which meant "grove." The place-name as a whole meant "grove filled with rabbits" or "grove on a border."
Hargrove has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hargrove, Hargreave, Hargreaves, Hargrave, Hargroves and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hargrove research. Another 181 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1332, 1486, 1499, 1541, 1529, 1690, 1741 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Hargrove History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hargrove Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hargroves to arrive on North American shores:
Hargrove Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hargrove Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hargrove Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Hargrove Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit amor patria
Motto Translation: My beloved country will conquer.
The Hargrove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hargrove Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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