The history of the name Hearytish begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who held or occupied land inherited by an ancestor instead of acquiring it by means of the Feudal
System. The surname Hearytish is derived from the Old English word heritage,
which in turn comes from the Old French words eritage
These words are derived from the Late Latin word heritagium,
which comes from the word heres,
which means heir.
Early Origins of the Hearytish family
The surname Hearytish was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hearytish family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hearytish research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1519, 1558 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Hearytish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hearytish Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hearytish are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hearytish include: Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.
Early Notables of the Hearytish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hearytish family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hearytish or a variant listed above: Roger Eritage, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; Richard Heritage to New Jersey in 1664; W. Heritage to San Francisco, Cal. in 1850 and Mary Houlihan Heritage to Nova Scotia in 1838..