Hartong History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hartong is an ancient Viking-Scottish name for a hard working or arduous person, deriving its origin from name the Old French word hearding, which meant hard. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Hartong family

The surname Hartong was first found in Bristol, where the first record of the family was Harding of Bristol (c.1048-1125), Sheriff Reeve of Bristol. He was the son of Eadnoth the Constable (died 1068), an Anglo-Saxon thane who served as steward to Edward the Confessor and Harold II. One of the Harding of Bristol's sons was Robert Fitzharding (c. 1095-1170), 1st feudal Baron of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, an Anglo-Saxon nobleman who was granted the feudal barony of Berkeley in Gloucestershire and was ancestor of the Berkeley family of Berkeley Castle.

Important Dates for the Hartong family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartong research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1048, 1125, 1134, 1378, 1465, 1415, 1516, 1572, 1593, 1658, 1601, 1658 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Hartong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hartong Spelling Variations

Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Hartong include Harding, Hardinge and others.

Early Notables of the Hartong family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hartong family to Ireland

Some of the Hartong family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hartong migration to the United States

In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hartong or a variant listed above:

Hartong Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Kasper Hartong, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Conrade Hartong, aged 29, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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