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Ardon is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ardon family lived in Suffolk, where they were located since the early Middle Ages, but the name originated in the French province of Artois.

Ardon Early Origins



The surname Ardon was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages. The name originated in the French province of Artois and was transferred to England with the conquest.

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Ardon Spelling Variations


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Ardon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Ardon are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ardon include Artus, Artis, Artiss, Artois, Artoys, Artice, Artes, Arteis, Artson and many more.

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Ardon Early History


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Ardon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ardon research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1500, 1524, 1568, 1619, 1649, 1661, 1674, and 1724 are included under the topic Early Ardon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ardon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ardon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ardon, or a variant listed above: Isac Artus, who sailed to America in 1709.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ardon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ardon (post 1700)



  • Araceli Ardon (b. 1958), Mexican writer
  • Rick Ardon (b. 1959), Australian news presenter on Seven News in Perth, Western Australia
  • Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992), born Max Bronstein, an Israeli painter
  • Leslie Ardon (b. 1979), French basketball player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Ardon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ardon 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 May 2014 at 07:57.

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