Hebrides spawned the line of the Herty family. The name Herty was originally a nickname for a brave person. This surname is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Herty comes from the Old French and Old English word hardi, which means brave.
Early Origins of the Herty family
Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Herty family
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Herty Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Herty has been spelled Hardy, Hardie, Hardey, MacHardy and others.
Early Notables of the Herty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herty family to Ireland
Some of the Herty family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Herty family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Herty were among those contributors:
Herty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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