My Family Tree
The Name "Hart"
The name Hart has many origins including English, Dutch, Flemish, German, Swedish, Polish, and Scottish. This last name was usually a nickname. It is medieval, and exemplifies that many early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. The nicknames were given with reference to physical attributes and sometimes because of one's resemblance to an animal's appearance or characteristics. In this case the derivation is from pre 7th century word "heorot", and as a nickname this would have been given to a fast runner, or perhaps, given the robust humor of those times, the complete opposite!
My Family's Heritage
Some of My Family Members
This is my, babcia (grandmother in Polish), Lucinda. That is what we always called her. This is a picture of her holding me (right) and my counsin. She died in 2002.
This is my grandfather, Edward. We always called him dziadek (grandfather in polish). He died in 1999.
This is a really blurry picture of my dad, Edward Thomas Hart II.