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The surname Ardente was first found in Limousin, where this ancient family has held a family seat from very early times.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ardente research. Another 330 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1453, 1568, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Ardente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ardente Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gilbert d'Ardenne was registered in Louisiana in 1700.
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
The Ardente Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ardente 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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