Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hemstead comes from when the family lived in Suffolk. The surname Hemstead belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hemstead family
Sussex 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 Hemstead family
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Hemstead Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Hemstead has appeared include Hemstead, Hampstead, Hempstead, Hemsted and others.
Early Notables of the Hemstead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hemstead 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 Hemstead arrived in North America very early:
Hemstead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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