Husted History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Husted family
The surname Husted was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when Richard le Heustere held estates in Salop, south east of Cheshire. Later Richard moved to Staffordshire in 1332.
Early History of the Husted family
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Husted Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Husted include Hewster, Hustter, Huster, Hustar and others.
Early Notables of the Husted family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Husted is the 7,674th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Husted or a variant listed above:
Husted Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Husted Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Husted Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Husted Settlers in United States in the 20th Century