The ancestry of the name Heardistray dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Heardistray family
The surname Heardistray was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Heardistray family
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Heardistray Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Heardistray have been found, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Heardistray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heardistray family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Heardistray, or a variant listed above: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.