Hasart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Hasart was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person who takes chances or a gambler which is derived from the Old French word hasard, which means a game of dice, played by a gambler or one who was prepared to run risks. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. "The orthography was originally Hasssart, and the extinct dukes of Charante [Normandy] were of the same family." 
Early Origins of the Hasart family
The surname Hasart was first found in Gloucestershire where "soon after the Conquest a branch settled." 
Important Dates for the Hasart family
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Hasart Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hazard, Hasard, Hassard and others.
Early Notables of the Hasart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasart family to Ireland
Some of the Hasart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hasart migration to the United States
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hasart or a variant listed above:
Hasart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Hasart, aged 23, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 
- Rosine Hasart, aged 21, who arrived in South Dakota in 1889 
- Tobias Hasart, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ 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)