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Where did the English Harden family come from? What is the English Harden family crest and coat of arms? When did the Harden family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Harden family history?As a surname, Harden is thought to be derived from the place named Harden in West Yorkshire. The place name in turn is derived from the Old English words "hara," or "hare," and "denu," or "valley."
Although the name, Harden, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Harden, Hardene, Hardin, Hardon and others.
First found in Roxburghshire where one of the first records of the name was John de Hardene who rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. Harden is a civil parish and village in West Yorkshire and an area north of Walsall.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harden research. Another 186 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1512 are included under the topic Early Harden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Harden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Harden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 136 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Harden family name Harden, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Harden Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Harden Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Harden Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Harden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harden 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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