Hartgill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hartgill family
The surname Hartgill was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Hartgill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartgill research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1455, 1487 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Hartgill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hartgill Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hartgill are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hartgill include: Hartgill, Hartgull, Hartgall, Hartill, Hartull and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartgill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartgill family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hartgill or a variant listed above: Alexander Harthill and W.H. Harthill, who were both recorded in Toronto in the Ontario census of 1871; F. Henry Hartall, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1884.
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