The surname Hairston 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.
Important Dates for the Hairston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hairston research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1570 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Hairston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hairston Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hairstanis, Hairston, Harstans, Harstens, Hairstanes, Harston, Harsten, Harstan, Harstons and many more.
Early Notables of the Hairston family (pre 1700)
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Hairston migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hairston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Peter Hairston, who landed in Virginia in 1747 
Hairston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Anna M. Hairston, who landed in America, in 1906
Leonard Hairston, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Hairston (post 1700)
William R Hairston, American public administrator, author, producer, and theater manager
Nelson George Hairston, American animal ecologist
Jester Hairston (1901-2000), American composer, songwriter, arranger, choral conductor, and actor
William G. Hairston, American politician, Mayor of Columbus, Mississippi, 1952-53 
Robert H. Hairston, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Suffolk County 2nd District, 1933; Chair of Suffolk County Democratic Party, 1942 
Nannie M. Hairston, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 
Krystal Monique Hairston, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2004 
John M. Hairston (b. 1964), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2004 
Ann Hairston, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008 
Marc R Hairston, Research Scientist at the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences of The University of Texas at Dallas
^ 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 Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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