Arstend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Arstend family
The surname Arstend was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat in both Dumfries and south of the border in Cumberland where the name was more commonly spelled Harstan or Harston.
Early History of the Arstend family
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Arstend Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hairstanis, Harstans, Harstens, Hairstanes, Harston, Harsten, Harstan, Harstons and many more.
Early Notables of the Arstend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arstend family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jonathon Hardstan who landed in North America in 1750.
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The Arstend Motto +
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: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.