Hart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Irish name Hart was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hAirt, which connotes a descendant of Art.

Early Origins of the Hart family

The surname Hart was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they were of the southern Ui Neill. Before the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century, their chiefs were known as the lords of Teffia.

Important Dates for the Hart family

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Hart Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Hart family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Hart, O'Hart, Harte, MacArt, McArt, MacCart, McCart and many more.

Early Notables of the Hart family (pre 1700)

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Hart migration to the United States

During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Hart family in North America:

Hart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Josyas Hart, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Stephen Hart, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632 [1]
  • Edmund Hart, who landed in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
  • Eliza Hart, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Chri Hart, aged 20, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Hart, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Simon Hart, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Barshaba Hart, who landed in New England in 1716 [1]
  • Solomon, Hart Jr., who landed in New York in 1740-1741 [1]
  • Ulerich Hart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hartley Hart, aged 17, who arrived in New Castle, Del in 1804 [1]
  • Theodorus Hart, who landed in New York in 1809 [1]
  • Bridget Hart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Hugh Hart, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Isaac Hart, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1817 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hart migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hart Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jeremiah Hart, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Hart, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Hart, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Hart in English Harbour in 1773
  • John Hart, aged 25, who landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1775
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Hart, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1819
  • George Hart, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Daniel Hart, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Margaret Hart, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Jane Hart, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hart migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hart, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Joseph Hart, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Samuel Hart, English convict from Berkshire, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Jonathan Hart, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. John Hart, (b. 1813), aged 21 born in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK convicted in Suffolk on 4th March 1834, sentenced for 7 years for stealing an ass (mule), transported aboard the ship "William Metcalfe" in 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hart migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Hart, aged 35, a bricklayer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • Sarah Hart, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • Sarah Hart, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • George Hart, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Marion Hart, aged 56, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hart (post 1700)

  • Carole Hart (1943-2018), American two-time Emmy Award winning writer and television producer, known for her work with Sesame Street and for For the Next 7 Generations (2009), Hot Hero Sandwich (1979) and NBC Special Treat (1975)
  • Grantzberg Vernon Hart "Grant" Hart (1961-2017), American musician, drummer and co-songwriter for the band Hüsker Dü
  • Smith Stewart Hart (1948-2017), American-Canadian professional wrestler and a member of the Hart wrestling family
  • James "Jim" Ray Hart (1941-2016), American Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees from 1963 to 1974
  • Al Hart (1927-2016), American radio broadcaster, inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Jane Briggs “Janey” Hart (1921-2015), American aviator and widow of the late Senator Philip A. Hart, one of only 13 women (the Mercury 13) to qualify as a NASA astronaut
  • Brigadier-General William Lee Hart (1881-1957), American Surgeon 4th Corps Area (1940) [7]
  • Lieutenant-General Charles Edward Hart (1900-1991), American Commanding General Army Air Defense Command (1957-1960) [8]
  • Terry Jonathan Hart (b. 1946), former NASA Astronaut with 168 hours in space [9]
  • Wilbert Hart (b. 1947), American soul singer and writer who with his brother William formed "The Delfonics", the famous Philadelphia soul singing group, popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s
  • ... (Another 254 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hart family

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Robert B Hart (b. 1963), American Second Lieutenant from Miami, Florida, USA who died in the crash [10]
Empress of Ireland
  • Miss Edith Hart (1910-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
  • Mrs. Emma Hart (1891-1914), née Roach Canadian Second Class Passenger from Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
  • Mr. William Hart (1885-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
  • Master William Hart (1912-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [11]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. William Edward Hart, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [12]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Ronald J. McA. Hart, British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [13]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Edward Hart, aged 31, English 3rd Class Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15 [14]
  • Mr. Henry John Hart (d. 1912), aged 27, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballysadare, Sligo who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [14]
  • Miss Eva Miriam Hart, aged 7, English Second Class passenger from Ilford, Essex who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 14 [14]
  • Mr. Benjamin Hart (d. 1912), aged 47, English Second Class passenger from Ilford, Essex who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [14]
  • Mrs. Esther Ada Hart, (née Bloomfield), aged 48, English Second Class passenger from Ilford, Essex who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 14 [14]
SS Alcoa Puritan
  • N.C. Hart, American Steward from San Francisco, California, who was working aboard the SS Alcoa Puritan traveling from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Mobile, Alabama when it was torpedoed by U-boat U-507; he survived the sinking [15]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. James W. Hart, American Fireman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [16]

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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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) William Hart. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hart/William_Lee/USA.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) Charles Hart. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hart/Charles_Edward/USA.html
  9. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Terry Hart. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hart-tj.html
  10. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  11. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  12. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  13. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  14. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  15. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Alcoa_Puritan_(1941) - (Retrieved 2018, February 8th)
  16. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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