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Harstad Early Origins



The surname Harstad was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat in both Dumfries and south of the border in Cumberland where the name was more commonly spelled Harstan or Harston.

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Harstad Spelling Variations


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Harstad Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hairstanis, Harstans, Harstens, Hairstanes, Harston, Harsten, Harstan, Harstons and many more.

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Harstad Early History


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Harstad Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harstad research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1570 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Harstad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harstad Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harstad Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harstad Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jonathon Hardstan who landed in North America in 1750.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harstad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harstad (post 1700)



  • Aaron Harstad (b. 1992), American ice hockey defenseman playing for the Colorado College Tigers
  • Oscar Theander Harstad (1892-1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher during the 1915 Cleveland Indians season
  • Robert Joseph "Bob" Harstad (b. 1969), American former professional basketball player
  • Erle Bjoland Harstad (b. 1990), Norwegian figure skater, the 2008 and 2009 Norwegian national champion

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Harstad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harstad 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 8 December 2014 at 20:25.

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