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Hirte is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who was known for their speed. This surname was also derived form the Old English word Harte which was a nickname. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Hirte Early Origins



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

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Hirte Spelling Variations


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Hirte 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 Hirte were recorded, including Hurt, Hurte and others.

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Hirte Early History


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Hirte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hirte research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Hirte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hirte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hirte Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hirte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Hirte family emigrate to North America:

Hirte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Tobias Hirte, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Mary Hirte, who arrived in New York, NY in 1743
  • Christoph Hirte, who arrived in America in 1780

Hirte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Hirte, aged 51, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Hirte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hirte Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:41.

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