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Where did the English Hartup family come from? What is the English Hartup family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hartup family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hartup family history?The ancestors of the bearers of the Hartup family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Hartop, a place which is no longer known. The place-name is derived from the Old English word har, which meant hoar or gray, and also meant boundary, and the Old Scandinavian word topt, which meant cottage or homestead. The name as a whole means "gray cottage," or "cottage in the gray lands," or perhaps "homestead on the border."
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 Hartup include Hartopp, Hartop and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hartup research. Another 111 words(8 lines of text) covering the year 1377 is included under the topic Early Hartup History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hartup Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Hartup or a variant listed above:
Hartup Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Hartup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hartup 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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