Show ContentsHartshorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Hartshorne begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Hartshorne, in the diocese of Lichfield and the county of Derbyshire. "This manor, called in Domesday Book Heorteshorne, then belonged to the family of Ferrers. " [1] The place name literally means "hill thought to resemble a hart's horn," from the Old English "herot" + "horn." [2]

Another source explores the name in more practical terms, "the horn of the hart or male deer; an emblem or sign over a shop or inn, whence the name, 'Will at the Hartshorn.' " [3]

Early Origins of the Hartshorne family

The surname Hartshorne was first found in Derbyshire, where the source "Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I." listed: Henry de Hertishorn; and Richard de Hertishorn (Henry III-Edward. I.) ([4]

Early History of the Hartshorne family

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Hartshorne Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hartshorne has undergone many spelling variations, including Hartshorn, Hartshorne, Hertshorne, Hertshorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Hartshorne family (pre 1700)

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United States Hartshorne migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hartshorne were among those contributors:

Hartshorne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Hartshorne, who landed in New Jersey in 1669 [5]
  • Hugh Hartshorne, who landed in New Jersey in 1679 [5]
Hartshorne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Dr. Hartshorne, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764
  • Mary Hartshorne, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1771
Hartshorne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J E Hartshorne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]

Australia Hartshorne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hartshorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hartshorne, British Convict who was convicted in Stafford, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 26th May 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hartshorne (post 1700) +

  • Robin Cope Hartshorne (b. 1938), American mathematician, a Putnam Fellow in 1958, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012
  • Richard Hartshorne (1888-1975), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1951-1961)
  • Richard Hartshorne (1899-1992), American geographer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lawrence Hartshorne UE (1755-1822), American United Empire Loyalist who settled Halifax, Nova Scotia to become a merchant and politician who represented Halifax County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1793 to 1799
  • Edward Yarnall Hartshorne Jr. (1912-1946), American educator who was responsible for the reopening of German universities after World War II
  • Charles Hartshorne (1897-2000), American philosopher and educator
  • Richard Hartshorne (1899-1992), American geographer
  • Charles Henry Hartshorne (1802-1865), English antiquary, born at Broseley, Shropshire, 17 March 1802, the only child of John Hartshorne, ironmaster, and came from a family long settled at Broseley and Benthall [7]
  • Albert "Arthur" Hartshorne (1880-1915), English professional footballer
  • Mr. John Hartshorne, born in Yorkshire, British councillor, held the position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 2000-2001 and 2003-2004, he was Lord Mayor in 2004
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  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  4. Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  5. 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)
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from
  7. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook