Origins Available: English
As a surname, Hardeen is thought to be derived from the place named Harden in West Yorkshire
. The place name in turn is derived from the Old English words "hara," or "hare," and "denu," or "valley."
Early Origins of the Hardeen family
The surname Hardeen was first found in Roxburghshire
where one of the first records of the name was John de Hardene who rendered homage to King Edward I
in 1296. Harden is a civil parish and village in West Yorkshire
and an area north of Walsall.
Early History of the Hardeen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardeen research.Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1512 are included under the topic Early Hardeen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hardeen Spelling Variations
The name Hardeen, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Harden, Hardene, Hardin, Hardon and others.
Early Notables of the Hardeen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hardeen family to Ireland
Some of the Hardeen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 136 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hardeen family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Hardeen family, or who bore a variation of the surname Hardeen were William Hardin, who settled in Virginia in 1663; John Harden settled in Nevis in 1654; Thomas Harden settled in St. Christopher in 1635; John Hardon settled in Virginia in 1635..