11,992 HARDESTY members around the world
Stay informed about HARDESTY Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
HARDESTY Family HistoryThis name, with variant spelling Hardesty, is of Northern English locational origin from Hardistys in Nesfield Yorkshire. There is also a spot called Hardisty Hill in the parish of Fewton, Yorkshire. Recorded as Hardolfsty in 14th Century documents relating to that county, the first element is the Old English personal name Hardolf, a compound of 'hard', meaning 'hardy', 'brave', or 'strong', plus 'wulf', a wolf, ultimately from the Old Norse 'ulf', wolf, plus the Old English 'stig', sty. A sty was a pen, enclosure or cabin generally for a cattle, poultry, or swine, hence, 'hardolf's sty'.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous HARDESTY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the HARDESTY tribe
- Find your HARDESTY ancestor
- Tell us about your HARDESTY Family
- Tell us about your HARDESTY ancestors
- Ask a question about the HARDESTY history
- Leave a message for HARDESTY family members
Invite more HARDESTY family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the HARDESTY tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the HARDESTY Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from