The ancestors of the name Ardres date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in two parishes near Canterbury referred to as Hardres.
Early Origins of the Ardres family
The surname Ardres was first found in Kent
, where family members were Lords of the manor Lyminge. The earliest recorded ancestor is Robert de Hardres, who lived during the reigns of Edward the Confessor and William the Conqueror. He held his lands from the Archbishop of Canterbury, which consisted of a church, a mill, and a fishery of forty eels, as recorded in the Domesday Book
. The family derived from Ardres in Picardy.
Early History of the Ardres family
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Ardres Spelling Variations
Ardres has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Ardres have been found, including Hardress, Hardres, Hardresse, Hardrese, Harders and many more.
Early Notables of the Ardres family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ardres family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ardress to arrive on North American shores: Tryntie Harders, who sailed to New York in 1643; J.G. harder to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1808; and J.W. Harders, who settled in San Francisco, Cal. in 1853..