Bardin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bardin belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived on a barley farm. Checking further we found the name was derived from the English word barton which originates in the two Old English words bere, which means barley, and tun, signifying an enclosure.

Early Origins of the Bardin family

The surname Bardin was first found in Cheshire at Barton, a township, in the parish of Farndon, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton. "The manor [of Barton] was anciently held under the barony of Malpas by the family of Barton, some monuments of whom, with their effigies, were formerly to be seen in Farndon church." [1]

Over in Barton-Upon-Irwell in Lancashire another branch of the family was found. "Barton Old Hall, a brick edifice, now a farmhouse, was the seat successively of the Barton, Booth, and Leigh families." [1]

Bearton was the name of a small hamlet near Hitchin in Hertfordshire, but was amalgamated about 100 years ago to be known as Hitchin Bearton.

Early History of the Bardin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bardin research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1015, 1163, 1304, 1506, 1534, 1534, 1466, 1511, 1474, 1475, 1562, 1597, 1610, 1597, 1506, 1534, 1506, 1525, 1598, 1678, 1614, 1684, 1659, 1681, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Bardin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bardin Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bardin include Barton, Barten, Bartin and others.

Early Notables of the Bardin family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Andrew Barton (1466-1511), High Admiral of the Kingdom of Scotland, but regarded by the English and Portuguese as a pirate. His "defeat by Sir Thomas and Sir Edward Howard is celebrated in the old ballad of 'Sir Andrew Barton,' was the son of John Barton, who is mentioned in the account of the chamberlain of Fife, 1474-1475, as master of the Yellow Carvel, subsequently rendered famous under Sir Andrew Wood. " [2] Edward Barton (1562?-1597), was the second English ambassador sent to Constantinople, and was probably the second son of Edward Barton of...
Another 224 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bardin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Bardin family to Ireland

Some of the Bardin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bardin migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bardin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Bardin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Bardin, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [3]
  • Charles Bardin, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [3]
  • Geo Bardin, who arrived in Virginia in 1694 [3]
Bardin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Bardin, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [3]
  • Elianor Bardin, who landed in Virginia in 1719 [3]
Bardin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bardin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836 [3]

New Zealand Bardin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bardin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Bardin, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Bardin (post 1700) +

  • John Franklin Bardin (1916-1981), American crime writer, known for three novels he wrote between 1946 and 1948
  • Ivan Pavlovich Bardin (1883-1960), Soviet metallurgist
  • Pierre Bardin (1590-1635), French philosopher and mathematician
  • Jean Bardin (1732-1809), French historical painter
  • Nikolai Bardin (b. 1976), Russian professional ice hockey winger
  • Garri Yakovlevich Bardin (b. 1941), Russian animation director, screenwriter and producer and director


The Bardin 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: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ 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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