Hartzell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hartzell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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. "  
Early Origins of the Hartzell family
The surname Hartzell 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  having been derived from the Old English words heort + wella which meant "spring or stream frequented by deer." 
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. 
Early History of the Hartzell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartzell 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 Hartzell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hartzell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hartzell has been spelled many different ways, including Hartwell, Harwell, Hartswell, Hardwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hartzell 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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Migration of the Hartzell family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hartzells to arrive in North America: Edward Hartwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; Jane Hartwell, who also came to Virginia in 1655; Francis Hartwell, who settled in Jamaica in 1686; John Harwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hartzell (post 1700) +
- Roy Allen Hartzell (1881-1961), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1906 to 1916
- Oscar Hartzell (1876-1943), American con man who solicited people of the surname Drake offering them part of the Sir Francis Drake's estate
- Kay Hartzell, former United States Coast Guard lieutenant, the first female commanding officer of an isolated U.S. military base, commander of the Coast Guard LORAN/Omega station at the Island of Lampedusa, Italy, in 1979
- James W. Hartzell (1931-2010), American advertising copywriter, perhaps best known for coining the phrase "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet" in 1974
- Eric Hartzell (b. 1989), American professional ice hockey goaltender
- William Hartzell (1837-1903), American politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois (1875-1879)
- Paul Franklin Hartzell (b. 1953), former American Major League Baseball player who played from 1976 to 1984
- Joseph Crane Hartzell (1842-1929), American Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
- Andy Hartzell, American cartoonist
- Curt Hartzell (1891-1975), Swedish Olympic gymnast
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The Hartzell 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.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)