The name Heardisty first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Heardisty family
The surname Heardisty was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Heardisty family
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Heardisty Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Heardisty has appeared include Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Heardisty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heardisty family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Heardisty arrived in North America very early: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.