of Britain first developed the name Heggarth. It was a name given to someone who was a keeper of cattle and pigs.
The surname Heggarth originally derived from the Old English word hog-garth.
Early Origins of the Heggarth family
The surname Heggarth was first found in Westmorland
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.
Early History of the Heggarth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heggarth research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1764 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Heggarth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heggarth Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Heggarth have been found, including Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.
Early Notables of the Heggarth family (pre 1700)
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heggarth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heggarth family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Heggarth, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Joseph Hogarth, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840; Robert Hoggart, who settled in Virginia in 1773; as well as Edward, Elizabeth, Samuel, and William Hoggatt, who all arrived in New England
The Heggarth Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Candor dat viribus alas
Motto Translation: Truth gives wings to strength.