Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Heardestey family once 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 Heardestey family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Heardestey family
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Heardestey Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heardestey family name include Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Heardestey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heardestey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Heardestey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.
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