The ancestors of the Huartson family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Huet near Evreux in Normandy
, France. The Normans
frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy
as part of their name. Immediately following the Norman Conquest
, William the Conqueror drastically affected the appearance of the social hierarchy in England
by dispossessing nearly all Anglo-Saxon
landholders and replacing them with his own followers and military supporters. Furthermore, William established a feudal
regime in England
, that made all landholders subordinate to the King or chief landholder, and the old English estates became fiefs held by crown vassals. The vassals, who were otherwise known as tenants-in-chief or the new landed aristocracy, were French-speaking and skilled in mounted combat.
Early Origins of the Huartson family
The surname Huartson was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Huartson family
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Huartson Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Huartson were recorded, including Hewitson, Hewartson, Hewetson and others.
Early Notables of the Huartson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huartson family to Ireland
Some of the Huartson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huartson family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Huartson arrived in North America very early:
Huartson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Eralyn Beatrice Huartson, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909