The name Theart arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Theart family lived in Devon
, near the river Dart, from which the surname derives.
Early Origins of the Theart family
The surname Theart was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Theart family
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Theart Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Dart, Darte, Darth and others.
Early Notables of the Theart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Theart family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Theart or a variant listed above:
Theart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Theart, aged 64, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Theart (post 1700)
- Altus Theart, South African film, stage and television-actor