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Hearl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Hearl family


The surname Hearl was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. But we must looks south to Cornwall to find the earliest notable of the family: Lord Borchard de Herle (1268-1305), medieval diplomat under the King Edward I. By the time he was 12, his father Lord Borin had died of typhoid fever leaving him to care for his mother and his younger brother. As soon as he turned 18, he abandoned his sick mother and took his father's money and left to go to college at University of Cambridge. His father's legacy of close connections to Edward I led to his early career. This Cornish branch claims descent from "the house of West Hearle in Northumberland." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Hearl family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hearl research.
Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1385, 1559, 1431, 1598, 1659, 1618, 1617, 1695, 1640, 1659, 1622, 1681, 1659, 1661 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hearl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hearl Spelling Variations


During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Hearl occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Herle, Hearle, Herral, Harrell, Harle, Harel, Heral, Hurl, Hirl, Herrel and many more.

Early Notables of the Hearl family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Charles Herle (1598-1659), a prominent English theologian of moderate Presbyterian views, graduated from Exeter College, Oxford in 1618; Edward Herle (c. 1617-1695), an English...
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Migration of the Hearl family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hearl Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Reuben Hearl, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml
  • Emma Hearl, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Hearl (post 1700)


  • Trevor Hearl (d. 2007), British archivist who amassed a vast collection of books and papers relating to the island of Saint Helena from 1580 to 2007 that were received by the Bodleian Library following his death

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml

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