The ancestors of the bearers of the Hartup family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in Hartop, a place which is no longer known. The place-name is derived from the Old English word har,
which meant hoar or gray, and also meant boundary, and the Old Scandinavian word topt,
which meant cottage or homestead. The name as a whole means "gray cottage," or "cottage in the gray lands," or perhaps "homestead on the border."
Early Origins of the Hartup family
The surname Hartup was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hartup family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartup research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1377 is included under the topic Early Hartup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hartup Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hartup include Hartopp, Hartop and others.
Early Notables of the Hartup family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Hartopp of Rotherby; and Job Hartop, an English adventurer, chief gunner on John Hawkins' third voyage to the Caribbean but... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hartup family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hartup or a variant listed above:
Hartup Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Hartup, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hartup Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hartup, English convict from Chatham, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
Hartup Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- R Hartup, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842