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

Hartsfield Early Origins



The surname Hartsfield 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.

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Hartsfield Spelling Variations


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Hartsfield Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Hartsfield were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Hart, O'Hart, Harte, MacArt, McArt, MacCart, McCart and many more.

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Hartsfield Early History


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Hartsfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartsfield research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartsfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hartsfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hartsfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartsfield 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Hartsfield or a variant listed above, including: Daniel Hart who settled in Virginia in 1640; along with Elizabeth Hart in 1654; Henry Hart in 1637; James Hart in 1653; John Hart in 1635; Mary Hart in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hartsfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hartsfield (post 1700)



  • Phill Hartsfield (1932-2010), American sword and knifemaker based in Garden Grove, California
  • Roy Thomas Hartsfield (1925-2011), American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager
  • William Berry Hartsfield Sr., (1890-1971), American politician, 49th and 51st Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, the longest-serving mayor of Altanta
  • Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield Jr. (1933-2014), United States Air Force officer and a USAF and NASA astronaut with 483 hours in space

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortis et fideliter
Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.


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Hartsfield Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
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    The Hartsfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartsfield 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2015 at 06:45.

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