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Where did the English Hartsough family come from? What is the English Hartsough family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hartsough family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hartsough family history?
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hartsough have been found, including Hartsong, Hartstrong, Hartstronge, Hartsonge, Heartsong, Heartsronge, Hardsong, Hartson, Heartson, Hartstonge, Hartstong, Hedstrong, Headstrong, Eartstron, Artstrong, Eartsrong and many more.
First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartsough research. Another 262 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Hartsough History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hartsough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hartsough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hartsough, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. William Hartson was granted land in Virginia in 1677. An Aaron Hartson was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario, Canada..
The Hartsough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartsough 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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