Ardent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ardent family

The surname Ardent was first found in Limousin, where this ancient family has held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Ardent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ardent research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1453, 1568, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Ardent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ardent Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ardant, Ardante, Ardent, Ardans, Ardan, Ardent, Arden, Ardens, Arddant, Arddante, Arddent, Arddans, Arddan, Ardenne, Arddent, Ardden, Arddens, Ardente and many more.

Early Notables of the Ardent family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ardent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ardent migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ardent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jane Ardent, who landed in Virginia in 1696 [1]


The Ardent Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omnibus solis virtutibus ardens
Motto Translation: All the virtues of burning


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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