The name Hansted is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Suffolk
. The surname Hansted belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hansted family
The surname Hansted was first found in Sussex
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 Hansted family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansted research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Hansted History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hansted Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Hansted has been spelled many different ways, including Hemstead, Hampstead, Hempstead, Hemsted and others.
Early Notables of the Hansted family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hansted 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 Hansteds to arrive in North America: Robert Hempstead who settled in New London Conn. in 1630; John Hempstead arrived in New England
in 1777; Richard Hemstead settled in Virginia in 1652..