Early Origins of the Hairstanes family
The surname Hairstanes 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 Hairstanes family
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Hairstanes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hairstanis, Harstans, Harstens, Hairstanes, Harston, Harsten, Harstan, Harstons and many more.
Early Notables of the Hairstanes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hairstanes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hairstanes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Agnes Hairstanes, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Hairstanes 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.