Early Origins of the Hartson family
The surname Hartson was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Hartson family
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Hartson Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hartson were recorded, including Hartsong, Hartstrong, Hartstronge, Hartsonge, Heartsong, Heartsronge, Hardsong, Hartson, Heartson, Hartstonge, Hartstong, Hedstrong, Headstrong, Eartstron, Artstrong, Eartsrong and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartson family to Ireland
Some of the Hartson family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hartson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hartson family emigrate to North America:
Hartson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Hartson was granted land in Virginia in 1677
Hartson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gattfin Hartson, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1896
Hartson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Johan Hartson, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1900
- W. C. Hartson, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1905
- Emma Hartson, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1910
- Mrs F. J. Hartson, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1911
- Alice M Hartson, aged 10, who arrived in America, in 1911
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Hartson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Aaron Hartson was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario, Canada
Hartson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Susan Hartson, aged 19, who arrived in St Johns, Newfoundland in 1916
- Jennie Hartson, aged 17, who arrived in St. Mary's, Newfoundland in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Hartson (post 1700)
- Nelson T. Hartson, American Internal Revenue Service attorney, co-founder of Hogan & Hartson in 1925 which became one of the largest law firms in the United States
- Walter C Hartson (1866-1946), American landscape artist
- Michael Hartson (b. 1962), American television actor
- John Hartson (b. 1975), Welsh former professional footballer who played from 1992 to 2007, member of the Wales National Team (1995-2005)