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Hardistay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Hardistay name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the 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 Hardistay family

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

Early History of the Hardistay family

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Hardistay 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 Hardistay were recorded, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.

Early Notables of the Hardistay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hardistay 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 Hardistay family emigrate to North America: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.

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