The history of the Herdishorn family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the parish of Hartshorne, in the diocese of Lichfield and the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Herdishorn family
The surname Herdishorn was first found in Derbyshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times and were a distinguished Midlands family.
Early History of the Herdishorn family
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Herdishorn Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Herdishorn include Hartshorn, Hartshorne, Hertshorne, Hertshorn and many more.
Early Notables of the Herdishorn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herdishorn family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Herdishorn or a variant listed above: Susannah Hartshorn, who sailed to America in 1744; Dr. Hartshorne, who came to Boston, Massachusetts in 1764; Mary Hartshorne, who came to Pennsylvania in 1771.