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The name Hardesty belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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.

Hardesty Early Origins



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

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Hardesty Spelling Variations


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Hardesty Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hardesty include Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.

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Hardesty Early History


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Hardesty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardesty research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hardesty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardesty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardesty Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hardesty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hardesty were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hardesty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hardesty, who landed in Maryland in 1662 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cecilia Hardesty, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hardesty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hardesty, aged 33, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardesty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardesty (post 1700)



  • Herbert "Herb" Hardesty (1925-2016), American musician who played tenor saxophone and trumpet
  • Scott Durbin Hardesty (1870-1944), American Major League Baseball infielder who played for the New York Giants in 1899
  • Montario Hardesty (b. 1987), American running back for the Cleveland Browns football team
  • David C. Hardesty Jr., American lawyer and educator
  • Brandon Allan Hardesty (b. 1987), American comedic performer and actor
  • Kenneth Hardesty, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for supervisor of Green Oak Township, Michigan, 1992
  • J. Weldon Hardesty, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Monroe County, 1909-10
  • Iva Hardesty, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1932
  • Charles W. Hardesty, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1924
  • Cecil Donald Hardesty (1907-2000), American politician, Candidate for California superintendent of public instruction, 1962
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Hardesty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardesty Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 25 February 2017 at 23:53.

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