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Heardest History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Heardest surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Hardisty Hill located in the parish of Fewston, in the county of Yorkshire. In it's Old English form this place-name was originally Hardolfsty with its origin in the name Hardulf.

Early Origins of the Heardest family

The surname Heardest was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Heardest family

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Heardest Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Heardest include Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.

Early Notables of the Heardest family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heardest family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.

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