name Harleston comes from when the family resided in the township of Hurlston in the parish of Acton in the county of Cheshire
. This English surname was originally derived from the personal name
Hurel, as well as the Old English word tun,
which denoted an enclosure or farm.
Early Origins of the Harleston family
The surname Harleston was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Harleston family
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Harleston Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harleston include Hurlston, Hurlstons, Hurlstones, Hurlstone, Hurleston, Hurlestone, Hurlestons, Hurlestones, Herlston and many more.
Early Notables of the Harleston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harleston family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Harleston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Georg Harleston, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Harleston (post 1700)
- Edwin Augustus Harleston (1882-1931), American artist
- George B. Harleston, American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1837 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html