The origins of the Hirdishorn name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Hartshorne, in the diocese of Lichfield and the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Hirdishorn family
The surname Hirdishorn was first found in Derbyshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times and were a distinguished Midlands family.
Early History of the Hirdishorn family
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Hirdishorn Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hirdishorn were recorded, including Hartshorn, Hartshorne, Hertshorne, Hertshorn and many more.
Early Notables of the Hirdishorn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hirdishorn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hirdishorn family emigrate to North America: 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.