name Hartshirn come from when the family resided in the parish of Hartshorne, in the diocese of Lichfield and the county of Derbyshire.
from ancient times and were a distinguished Midlands family.
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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hartshirn has been recorded under many different variations, including Hartshorn, Hartshorne, Hertshorne, Hertshorn and many more.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hartshirn or a variant listed above: Susannah Hartshorn, who sailed to America in 1744; Dr. Hartshorne, who came to Boston, Massachusetts in 1764; Mary Hartshorne, who came to Pennsylvania in 1771.