Origins Available: English
Hartsfield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Hartwell, found in a number of locations including the dioceses of Oxford and Peterborough, as well as the county of Berkshire.
Early Origins of the Hartsfield family
The surname Hartsfield was first found in Northamptonshire where Hartwell is a village and civil parish bordering Buckinghamshire
. The village was listed as Herdeuuelle and Hertewelle in the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
having been derived from the Old English words heort + wella which meant "spring or stream frequented by deer" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hartwell is also a village in central Buckinghamshire
, south of Aylesbury, by the village of Stone but this later reference was later. Hartwell House is a country house in the village of Hartwell, Buckinghamshire
built in the early 17th century. Today the house is owned by the Ernest Cook Trust and is leased to the National Trust.
Early History of the Hartsfield family
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Hartsfield Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hartsfield family name include Hartwell, Harwell, Hartswell, Hardwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hartsfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartsfield family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hartsfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Edward Hartwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; Jane Hartwell, who also came to Virginia in 1655; Francis Hartwell, who settled in Jamaica in 1686; John Harwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Henry Hartsfield. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hartsfield-hw.html
The Hartsfield 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: Sorte sua contentus
Motto Translation: Content with his lot.