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Multiple Origins for the Surname Harder



The name Harder has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in two parishes near Canterbury referred to as Hardres.

Harder Early Origins



The surname Harder 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.

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Harder Spelling Variations


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Harder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Harder have been found, including Hardress, Hardres, Hardresse, Hardrese, Harders and many more.

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Harder Early History


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Harder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harder research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1610, 1681, 1664 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Harder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harder 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Harder, or a variant listed above:

Harder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. G. Harder traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Elis Harder, who landed in America in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Abrah Harder, who arrived in New York in 1874
  • Herm Harder, aged 46, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Harder, aged 51, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julius Harder, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Harder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Harder, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Phillip Harder, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Abraham Harder, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Cornelius Harder, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Diedrich Harder, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harder (post 1700)



  • Stacie Harder, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000
  • Minard Harder, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1870
  • Marvin A. Harder, American Democrat politician, Kansas Democratic State Chair, 1954-55; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1956
  • Margaret G. Harder, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936
  • Lewis F. Harder, American Republican politician, Manufacturer; Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1924-25
  • Gustav Harder, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 24th District, 1948
  • Charles P. Harder, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Danville, Pennsylvania, 1902-06
  • Allan E. Harder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1996
  • William A. Harder, American politician, Mayor of Hudson, New York, 1904-05
  • William G. Harder, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1909
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Harder Historic Events


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Harder Historic Events




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Suggested Readings for the name Harder


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Suggested Readings for the name Harder



  • A Harder Family by Katherine Block Wolpert.

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Harder Family Crest Products


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  11. ...

The Harder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harder 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.

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