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The ancient roots of the Hartop family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hartop comes from when the family lived in Hartop, a place which is no longer known. The place-name is derived from the Old English word har, which meant hoar or gray, and also meant boundary, and the Old Scandinavian word topt, which meant cottage or homestead. The name as a whole means "gray cottage," or "cottage in the gray lands," or perhaps "homestead on the border."

Hartop Early Origins



The surname Hartop was first found in Leicestershire 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.

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Hartop Spelling Variations


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Hartop Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hartop has appeared include Hartopp, Hartop and others.

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Hartop Early History


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Hartop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartop research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1377 is included under the topic Early Hartop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hartop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hartop Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Hartopp of Rotherby; and Job Hartop, an English adventurer, chief gunner on John Hawkins' third voyage to the Caribbean but...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartop 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hartop arrived in North America very early:

Hartop Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Hartop, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Hartop Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Percy Hartop, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Mellon, England, in 1907
  • Georgina Hartop, aged 32, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1910
  • Godfrey Hartop, aged 5, who emigrated to America from Bradford, England, in 1910
  • Muriel Hartop, aged 3, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1910
  • Archibald Maurice Hartop, aged 32, who settled in America from Croydon, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Hartop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartop Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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