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Handforthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Handforthe come from when the family resided in the township of Handforth, in the parish of Cheadle in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Handforthe family

The surname Handforthe was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Handforthe family

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Handforthe Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Handforthe has been recorded under many different variations, including Handford, Hanford and others.

Early Notables of the Handforthe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Handforthe family to the New World and Oceana

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Handforthe or a variant listed above: Thomas Handford settled in Scituate in Massachusetts in 1645; and became a Freeman of that colony; Jane, Martha and Richard Handford settled in New England in 1754..

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