Anglo-Saxon name Herdestey come from when the family resided in the village of Hardisty Hill located in the parish of Fewston, in the county of Yorkshire. In it's Old English form this place-name was originally Hardolfsty with its origin in the name Hardulf.
Early Origins of the Herdestey family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Herdestey family
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Herdestey Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Herdestey has been recorded under many different variations, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Herdestey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herdestey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Herdestey or a variant listed above: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.
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