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Where did the English Harleston family come from? What is the English Harleston family crest and coat of arms? When did the Harleston family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Harleston family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Harleston comes from when the family resided in the township of Hurlston in the parish of Acton in the county of Cheshire. This English surname was originally derived from the personal name Hurel, as well as the Old English word tun, which denoted an enclosure or farm.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Harleston include Hurlston, Hurlstons, Hurlstones, Hurlstone, Hurleston, Hurlestone, Hurlestons, Hurlestones, Herlston and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harleston research. Another 252 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harleston History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harleston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Harleston Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Harleston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harleston 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.
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