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Harstead Early Origins



The surname Harstead 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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Harstead Early History


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Harstead Early History



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

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Harstead Spelling Variations


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Harstead Spelling Variations



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

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Harstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harstead 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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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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Harstead Family Crest Products


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