Last name: Hardisty
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fred hardisty 13/9/12
my family have lived in leeds dating back to 1689,william hardisty. some time ago a friend told me that he believed the coat of arms given to the family name was "for making armour for the king".
Our Surname is Fleming and we have a match with the surname of Hardesty at SMGF. Also the Hardesty coat of arms looks very Frenchy Flemish. Makes me wonder about the truth of viking connections for this surname
My name is Robyn hardisty, i am related to the vikings, i have it running through my blood
I have often wondered where our surname originated. As a child my father had the coat of arms in our home. I one day hope to visit Yorkshire and Hardisty Hill with my son.
Hello,I married a Hardisty and later we went to visit Fewton.We came across a small church built in 1692.There were many headstones with Hardisty on them.We decovered Hardisty Hill where a Hardisty Hall used to be.We met a man called Alan Dickinson who repairs Dry Stone Walls on the land there. He had an old book that he showed us the next day.The first thing he said was 'We're related',in his thick yorkshire accent.This can only happen in Yorkshire!A william Hardisty married an ancestor of his family.I dont remember her name,and the Hardistys used to own Harrogate,North yorkshire aswell!Oh well!
Hardisty or Hardistie according to William Grange in1895.
This is one of the family names that appear to have sprung up on the forest soil in (Knaresborough forest).It has a war-like sound with it, like the battle-cry of an old Norse sea-king, or Danish warrior.In the Poll Tax Roll 1379 we find in Villa de Tymble John de Hardolfsty & Stephen Hardistie yeomen and in 1651 William Hardistie was one of the selected trustees. and Arthur Hardistie one of the feofees for purchasing the manorial rights of the forest of knaresborough. in 1672 Stephen Hardisty, Francis hardisty, william Hardisty, senr,& William Hardisty paid
hearth tax in Timble -cum - Fewston. In the Fewston parish register the name appears among the first, and continues down to the present time.
in 1596 there were six families of that name residing in the parish of Fewston. In 1616 death was busy amongst them. Hardisty Hill
This place is in Festoon Tonwship , but whether they gave name to the hill or received their name from it, is not certain.
Most of the Hardistys I'v found 1700 to 1600 came from this area.
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