Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the township of Handforth, in the parish of Cheadle in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Hansfithay family
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 Hansfithay family
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Hansfithay Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Handford, Hanford and others.
Early Notables of the Hansfithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hansfithay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hansfithay were among those contributors: 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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