Last name: Hart
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I think Hart came from hunting stags but I could be wrong. There were many early Scot-Irish who did more than just trade with native people, there's a few in my tree that I know of.
Sooooo cool I didn't know much but it ment a white stag
i have been looking up my ancestore but cant seem to get anywhere my dad had always beentold we were indian i dont know where he got that at im not finding it. i know my mom is scottish and irish her dads last name is cochran.
HERE IS ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS ALWAYS HEARD WE ARE PART INDIAN.
I ALSO HAVE FOUND NO EVIDENCE, ALWAYS HEARD DUTCH IRISH INDIAN.
Could possibly write a book on this in Australia i'm related to the to Ned Kellie through his sisters relationship with Steve Hart i was born Delainey but ended up after my mothers maiden name of Hart through a process called deedplole by all accounts i'm english irish never really cared and i still don't . Just thought that this would be an interesting post?
Hi Jim! I have an uncle Jim who lives in upstate NY. My grandmother married into the family and she put together a book about our history. It goes pretty far back.
Hi, Michelle. Sorry, but I am nowhere near upstate New York - I'm in North Carolina!
I think the text here overlooks the first Hart to sail from England to the New World, Henry Hart, who came to Jamestown in the 1620s. His son, Thomas, married the granddaughter of William Spencer, one of the original Jamestown colonists, and Ann Lightfoot Spencer. Henry was born in Scarning, Norfolk, England, in 1595.
Jim - you are correct. I am the 13th generational descendant of Henry Hart and live in Nashville, TN. He arrived on the ship "Constance" in 1635. My particular line of descendants settled first in Surrey, VA then migrated to Edgecombe County, NC then into TN. Curious to know how you're aware of this fact?
Joseph I would be interested in your genealogy. We have ours back to 1740 Va. Peter Hart and his brother James. My aunt wrote a book on our Harts 2400 pages 2 volumes.
Joseph: I know this because I am a direct male-line descendant of Henry Hart. But he came to Jamestown earlier than 1635. There is a court document, dated 1627, in which one Caleb Page on his deathbed gives Henry years off on his indentured servitude. Henry patented his first land in 1635, but that would have been after he completed his indenture. There is mention of a Thomas Hart who came to Virginia on the Constance in 1635, and some people have inferred that this was Henry's son and that Henry came at the same time. But if that Thomas was Henry's son, then he would have been a son that Henry left behind in England while he established himself in the New World. Little is known about Henry's early life prior to his establishment of his own lands in 1635.
Adding my line... Henry Hart (Scarning, Norwich, England, 1595-1648) Thomas Hart (Jamestown, 1635-1669: though I have an alternate theory) Henry Hart (Jamestown, 1662 - 1739) Joseph Hart (Surry, VA, 1698 - 1771: Moved to Edgecombe Co, NC) Henry Hart (Edgecombe, NC 1724 - 1785: Col in Rev. War) Richard Sessums Hart (Edgecombe, NC 1773 - 1817) Robert Degges Hart (Oxford, NC 1809-1873) Thomas Crawford Hart (Oxford, NC 1842-1926. Moved to Lenoir Co, NC) Isaac Taylor Hart (1878-1945) Willie Gardner Hart (1907-1957) Willie Gardner Hart, Jr. (1929-1986) Jim Hart - Me (1961-?)
im a hart. My dad was a thomas hart jr. he served vietnam h& his father served wwII,sadly i know nothing of my geneology and would love to, but just dont know how. i was born & raised in Lynn, ma, i kbow my grandfathers family were from maine. other than that i know very little my uncle said we were derived from.wales england
can not believe how many people have the same surname as me!!!!!!!
Enlish-Irish is the most common origin. Not sure if the name is English. I think it is Celtic . The Celts lived in England before Ireland.
@S C Harrison Perhaps because neither name has a Jewish origin? There are many names that have been tied into the Jewish lines once or twice but they were not originally Jewish. Hart is one of them. You might wish to cite your sources in future as that is really the only way to get someone to change their mind. That said, Surnamedb.com is apparently quite thorough. Please bear in mind that the earliest known written evidence of Hart is in fact Irish.
S C Harrison
I have noticed on your website that no mention is ever made of the Jewish origin of some surnames. For example, the names Barnett and Hart. Is there a reason for this? Thank you