In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Herdistey surname lived 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 Herdistey family
The surname Herdistey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Herdistey family
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Herdistey 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 Herdistey 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 Herdistey include: Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.
Early Notables of the Herdistey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herdistey 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 Herdistey or a variant listed above: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.