Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Haderstay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Haderstay family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Haderstay family
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Haderstay Spelling Variations
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. Haderstay has been spelled many different ways, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Haderstay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haderstay 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 Haderstays to arrive in North America: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.
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