Heardistry is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having 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 Heardistry family
The surname Heardistry was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Heardistry family
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Heardistry Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Heardistry has been recorded under many different variations, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Heardistry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heardistry family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Heardistry or a variant listed above: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.