The ancestors of the name Hertishorn date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the parish of Hartshorne, in the diocese of Lichfield and the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Hertishorn family
The surname Hertishorn was first found in Derbyshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times and were a distinguished Midlands family.
Early History of the Hertishorn family
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Hertishorn Spelling Variations
Hertishorn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hertishorn have been found, including Hartshorn, Hartshorne, Hertshorne, Hertshorn and many more.
Early Notables of the Hertishorn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hertishorn family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hertishorns to arrive on North American shores: 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.