The lineage of the name Hardestey begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Hardestey family
The surname Hardestey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hardestey family
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Hardestey Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hardestey has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Hardestey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hardestey 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 Hardestey were among those contributors: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.