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The name Hardage is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Hardacre, Clapham, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Hearda, and the Old English word ęcer or the Old Scandinavian word akr, both of which mean "plot of cultivated land." The place-name as a whole means "Hearda's farmland." Another source claims the name was derived from the ancient Saxon word Hardgear meaning "a strong spear," and in this case it would not have any relationship to farmland.

Hardage Early Origins



The surname Hardage was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name is derived from the ancient Saxon "Hardgear" meaning "a strong spear" and does not have any relationship to farmland.

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Hardage Spelling Variations


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Hardage Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hardage were recorded, including Hardacre, Hardaker, Hardiker, Handsacre, Handacre and others.

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Hardage Early History


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Hardage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardage research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hardage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardage Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hardage family emigrate to North America: George Hardacre, who arrived in Maine in 1779.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardage (post 1700)



  • Mitchell Hardage, American cinematographer and editor, known for The Facebook Book (2014), Serenade (2015) and Frame
  • Phil Hardage, American Directors Guild of America Award winning assistant director, known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), The Notebook (2004) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • Louis Woolford "Lewie" Hardage (1891-1973), American college football player and college football and baseball coach
  • Sam Hardage, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Hardage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardage 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 18 January 2016 at 14:08.

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