Heartt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Heartt is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a herdsman. The surname Heartt is derived from the Old English word herde, which in turn comes from the Old English word heird, which means herd.

Early Origins of the Heartt family

The surname Heartt was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Heartt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heartt research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Heartt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heartt Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Heartt include Herd, Heard, Hird, Hurd and others.

Early Notables of the Heartt family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heartt family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Heartt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Heard settled in Maine in 1620; Luke Heard settled in Massachusetts in 1630; Walter Heard settled in Virginia in 1650; William Heard settled in Plymouth in 1671.

Contemporary Notables of the name Heartt (post 1700)

  • William A. Heartt, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1906 [1]
  • Philip T. Heartt, American politician, U.S. Consul in Glasgow, 1853-58 [1]
  • Jonas C. Heartt, American politician, Mayor of Troy, New York, 1838-43; Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1852 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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