Ardon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Alternatively then name could have been derived from the Breton word "arth" which means "bear."

Early Origins of the Ardon family

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.

Early History of the Ardon family

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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.

Early Notables of the Ardon family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Artoys, a prominent 14th century landholder in Suffolk. Artus de Lionne (1655-1713), Abbé and Bishop of Rosalie in...
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Migration of the Ardon family

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.

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
  • Ardon Bess, Canadian Gemini Award nominated actor

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X) on Facebook