Hartong History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hartong is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Hartong comes from the Old French name Hardouin, a traditional baptismal name which meant Hardwinnus. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Hartong family
The surname Hartong was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from the 12th century.
Early History of the Hartong family
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Hartong Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hardwin, Hardwen, Hadwin, Hadwen, Hadwine and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartong family (pre 1700)
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Hartong migration to the United States +
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hartong or a variant listed above:
Hartong Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Kasper Hartong, who arrived in New York in 1709 
- Conrade Hartong, aged 29, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)