The name Ardand is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in Ardern
in the county of Warwick. The interpretation of the name, however, varies depending on the county of origin. In Cheshire
, the name assumes the local
meaning of dwelling-house,
and in Yorkshire
, it has the curious meaning of eagle valley
or gravel valley.
Early Origins of the Ardand family
The surname Ardand was first found in the county of Warwickshire
, from very ancient times, when Hugh de Arden recovered some of his family's lost estates after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Henry de Arden, his successor, about 1130 A.D. held five knights' fees from the Norman Earl of Warwick. This line can be traced to the present family seat
at Longcroft Hall in Staffordshire
"No family can claim a more noble origin that the house of Ardern, descended in the male line from the Saxon Earls of Warwick before the Conquest. The name of Arden was assumed from the Woodlands of Arden, in the North of Warwickshire, by Siward de Arden, in the reign of Henry I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The priory of Shulbrede, about half a mile from the church, in a sequestered spot, was founded by Ralph de Arderne, about the beginning of the reign of Henry III., for five canons of the order of St. Augustine." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
John Arderne (1307-1392) was arguably England's first surgeon and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. He hailed from Newark-on-Trent, Nottingham but moved to London where he is thought to have been admitted as a member of the Guild of Surgeons.
Early History of the Ardand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ardand research.Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1843, 1307, 1392, 1452, 1542, 1583, 1537, 1608, 1523, 1570, 1558, 1636 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Ardand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ardand Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ardand were recorded, including Ardern, Arden, Arderne, Adron, Harden, Ardin and many more.
Early Notables of the Ardand family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Arderne (1307-1392), an English surgeon and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. Some describe him as England's first surgeon. Robert Arden was executed in 1452 for supporting the uprising of Richard, Duke of York. Edward Arden (1542?-1583)... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ardand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ardand family to Ireland
Some of the Ardand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ardand family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ardand family emigrate to North America: Robert Arden, who settled in Virginia in 1638; James Ardin, who landed in North America in 1690; Robert Ardern, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1758.