name Heardesty comes from when the family resided 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 Heardesty family
The surname Heardesty was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Heardesty family
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Heardesty 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 Heardesty include Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Heardesty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heardesty 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.