Haythrop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Haythrop family
The surname Haythrop was first found in Yorkshire at Hagthorpe, a settlement as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.  But this settlement seems to have been lost to time.
Hacthorpe (Hackthorpe) is a township, in the parish of Lowther, West ward and union, county of Westmorland 
It is presumed that the family originated in Westmorland.  The first recording of the family was Robert de Hakethorp who was listed in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1251.
Early History of the Haythrop family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haythrop research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1171, 1540, 1168, 1627, 1593, 1585, 1605, 1607 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Haythrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haythrop Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hagthorp, Hagthorpe, Haggthorpe, Haggthorp, Hackthorp, Hackthorpe, Hagthrop, Haggthrop, Haggthrup, Hackthrop, Haythorp and many more.
Early Notables of the Haythrop family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Hagthorpe (fl. 1627), English poet, who was undoubtedly the son of Rowland Hagthorpe (d. 1593) of Nettlesworth in the parish of Chester-le-Street, Durham. "He was baptised 12 Feb. 1585 (Surtees, Durham, ii. 204). In his writings he refers to the time when he lived in Scarborough Castle, Yorkshire. He married Judith, daughter of Anthony Wye, who...
Migration of the Haythrop family
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Haythrop or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..