Hartwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Hartwell family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hartwell comes from when the family 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.

The Buckinghamshire parish was "the residence of Louis XVIII., and his court, during the stay of that monarch in England, prior to his restoration to the French throne: he gave £100 for the use of the poor. " [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Hartwell family

The surname Hartwell 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 [3] having been derived from the Old English words heort + wella which meant "spring or stream frequented by deer." [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.

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had three listings of the family: Decennarius de Hertwell, Northamptonshire; Agatha de Hertwell, Buckinghamshire; and Robert de Hertwell, Buckinghamshire. [5]

Early History of the Hartwell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartwell research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1185, 1259, 1327, 1565, 1542, 1543, 1559, 1562, 1563, 1567, 1567, 1553, 1606, 1603 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Hartwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hartwell Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hartwell has appeared include Hartwell, Harwell, Hartswell, Hardwell and others.

Early Notables of the Hartwell family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Abraham Hartwell the Elder (fl. 1565), an English poet, born in 1542 or 1543, educated at Eton; he was admitted scholar at King's College, Cambridge, on 25 Aug. 1559, and became a fellow on 26 Aug. 1562; he graduated B.A. in 1563, M.A. in 1567, and resigned his fellowship in 1567. Abraham Hartwell, the younger (1553-1606)...
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Hartwell Ranking

In the United States, the name Hartwell is the 4,363rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [6]

United States Hartwell migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hartwell arrived in North America very early:

Hartwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hen Hartwell, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [7]
  • Edward Hartwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [7]
  • Edward Hartwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • William Hartwell, who arrived in New England in 1642 [7]
  • Jane Hartwell, who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hartwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ricd Hartwell, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 [7]

Australia Hartwell migration to Australia +

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

Hartwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Francis Hartwell, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "David Lyon" on 29th April 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [8]
  • Mr. Edward Hartwell, English convict who was convicted in Liverpool, Merseyside, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 27th July 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [9]

New Zealand Hartwell migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hartwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Hartwell, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Kate Hartwell, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Job Hartwell, aged 30, a millwright, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Ann Hartwell, aged 38, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Agnes Hartwell, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Hartwell migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [10]
Hartwell Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Francis Hartwell, who settled in Jamaica in 1686

Contemporary Notables of the name Hartwell (post 1700) +

  • Edward Mussey Hartwell (1850-1922), American academic who taught at Johns Hopkins University, born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • David Geddes Hartwell (1941-2016), American critic, publisher and editor of science fiction and fantasy
  • Alonzo Hartwell (1805-1873), American engraver and portrait artist from Littleton, Massachusetts
  • Henry Walker Hartwell (1833-1881), American co-founder of Hartwell and Richardson, a Boston, Massachusetts architectural practice in 1881
  • Alfred Stedman Hartwell (1836-1912), American lawyer and Civil War soldier, cabinet minister and judge in the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • John Augustus "Josh" Hartwell (1869-1940), American football player and coach
  • Leland Harrison Hartwell (b. 1939), American geneticist and oncologist, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001
  • Edgerton Hartwell II (b. 1978), former American NFL football linebacker
  • William Hartwell (b. 1880), English footballer
  • Sir Anthony Charles Peter Hartwell (b. 1940), 6th Baronet
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Grover Shoe factory
  • Mr. Granville Hartwell, American employee of the Grover Shoe factory in Brockton, Massachusetts on 20th March 1905 when the boiler exploded and collapsed the wooden building; he died [11]

The Hartwell 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.

Suggested Readings for the name Hartwell +

  • A Cornell-Hartwell Genealogy: 1302 Years of Family History, Including 348 Years in Westchester County by Stephen Wood Cornell.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd June 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/david-lyon
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-grey
  10. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  11. ^ California Digital Newspaper from 21st March 1905 (retrieved on 5th August 2021.) Retrieved from https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SFC19050321.2.19&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1

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