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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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Husted Ranking

In the United States, the name Husted is the 7,674th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Husted migration to the United States +

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
  • Robert Husted, who settled in Boston in 1640
Husted Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Caleb Husted, aged 21, who landed in Louisiana in 1797 [2]
Husted Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Susan Husted, who arrived in New York, NY in 1820
  • General Husted, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • C. H. Husted, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Charles S. Husted, aged 51, who settled in America, in 1896
Husted Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edward J. Husted, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Chas. S. Husted, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Annie Marie Husted, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Bournemouth, England, in 1919
  • E.D. Husted, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Henry Husted, who settled in Kansas in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Husted (post 1700) +

  • David Husted (b. 1960), American retired professional ten-pin bowler from Milwaukie, Oregon, member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)
  • John Grinnel Wetmore Husted Jr. (1926-1999), American stockbroker who was briefly engaged to future First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Bouvier
  • Jon A. Husted (b. 1967), American politician, 66th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (2019-)
  • Marjorie Child Husted (1892-1986), American home economist who helped develop the brand character Betty Crocker
  • James Michael Husted (b. 1970), American football placekicker
  • James W. Husted (1870-1925), U.S. Representative from New York (1915 to 1923)
  • James W. Husted (1833-1892), American lawyer and legislator, Speaker in New York State Assembly
  • Erik Husted (1900-1988), Danish silver medalist field hockey player who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics and in the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Otto Husted (1902-1980), Danish Olympic field hockey player
  • Erik Husted (1900-1988), Danish Olympic field hockey player

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook