The name Habberstay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Hardisty Hill located in the parish of Fewston, in the county of Yorkshire
. In it's Old English form this place-name was originally Hardolfsty with its origin in the name Hardulf
Early Origins of the Habberstay family
The surname Habberstay was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Habberstay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Habberstay research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Habberstay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Habberstay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Habberstay has been spelled many different ways, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Habberstay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Habberstay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Habberstays to arrive in North America: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.