The name Hartiker is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Hardacre, Clapham, in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Hearda,
and the Old English word æcer
or the Old Scandinavian word akr,
both of which mean "plot of cultivated land." The place-name as a whole means "Hearda's farmland." Another source claims the name was derived from the ancient Saxon word Hardgear
meaning "a strong spear," and in this case it would not have any relationship to farmland.
Early Origins of the Hartiker family
The surname Hartiker was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name is derived from the ancient Saxon "Hardgear" meaning "a strong spear" and does not have any relationship to farmland.
Early History of the Hartiker family
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Hartiker Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hartiker has been spelled many different ways, including Hardacre, Hardaker, Hardiker, Handsacre, Handacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hartiker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartiker family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hartikers to arrive in North America: George Hardacre, who arrived in Maine in 1779.