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Hardestay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hardestay is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Hardisty Hill located in the parish of Fewston, in the county of Yorkshire. In it's Old English form this place-name was originally Hardolfsty with its origin in the name Hardulf.

Early Origins of the Hardestay family

The surname Hardestay was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Hardestay family

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Hardestay Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hardestay were recorded, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.

Early Notables of the Hardestay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hardestay family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hardestay family emigrate to North America: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.

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