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Where did the English Hartwell family come from? What is the English Hartwell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hartwell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hartwell family history?The ancient roots of the Hartwell family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hartwell comes from when the family lived in the parish of Hartwell, found in a number of locations including the dioceses of Oxford and Peterborough, as well as the county of Berkshire.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hartwell has appeared include Hartwell, Harwell, Hartswell, Hardwell and others.
First found in Northamptonshire where Hartwell is a village and civil parish bordering Buckinghamshire. The village was listed as Herdeuuelle and Hertewelle in the Domesday Book  having been derived from the Old English words heort + wella which meant "spring or stream frequented by deer"  Hartwell is also a village in central Buckinghamshire, south of Aylesbury, by the village of Stone but this later reference was later. Hartwell House is a country house in the village of Hartwell, Buckinghamshire built in the early 17th century. Today the house is owned by the Ernest Cook Trust and is leased to the National Trust.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartwell research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1185, 1259, 1327, 1565, 1553 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Hartwell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hartwell arrived in North America very early:
Hartwell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hartwell Settlers in the United States in the 19th 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: Sorte sua contentus
Motto Translation: Content with his lot.
The Hartwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartwell 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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