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Herdistrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Herdistrey family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having 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 Herdistrey family

The surname Herdistrey was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Herdistrey family

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Herdistrey Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Herdistrey include Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.

Early Notables of the Herdistrey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Herdistrey family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Herdistrey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Hardest, who sailed to Virginia in 1651 and John Hardisty to Maryland in 1813.

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