The name Harderne is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Ardern
in the county of Warwick. The interpretation of the name, however, varies depending on the county of origin. In Cheshire
, the name assumes the local
meaning of dwelling-house,
and in Yorkshire
, it has the curious meaning of eagle valley
or gravel valley.
Early Origins of the Harderne family
The surname Harderne was first found in the county of Warwickshire
, from very ancient times, when Hugh de Arden recovered some of his family's lost estates after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Henry de Arden, his successor, about 1130 A.D. held five knights' fees from the Norman Earl of Warwick. This line can be traced to the present family seat
at Longcroft Hall in Staffordshire
"No family can claim a more noble origin that the house of Ardern, descended in the male line from the Saxon Earls of Warwick before the Conquest. The name of Arden was assumed from the Woodlands of Arden, in the North of Warwickshire, by Siward de Arden, in the reign of Henry I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The priory of Shulbrede, about half a mile from the church, in a sequestered spot, was founded by Ralph de Arderne, about the beginning of the reign of Henry III., for five canons of the order of St. Augustine." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
John Arderne (1307-1392) was arguably England's first surgeon and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. He hailed from Newark-on-Trent, Nottingham but moved to London where he is thought to have been admitted as a member of the Guild of Surgeons.
Early History of the Harderne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harderne research.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1843, 1307, 1392, 1452, 1542, 1583, 1537, 1608, 1523, 1570, 1558, 1636 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Harderne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harderne Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Harderne has been spelled many different ways, including Ardern, Arden, Arderne, Adron, Harden, Ardin and many more.
Early Notables of the Harderne family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Arderne (1307-1392), an English surgeon and one of the first of his time to devise workable cures. Some describe him as England's first surgeon. Robert Arden was executed in 1452 for supporting the uprising of Richard, Duke of York. Edward Arden (1542?-1583)... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harderne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Harderne family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hardernes to arrive in North America: Robert Arden, who settled in Virginia in 1638; James Ardin, who landed in North America in 1690; Robert Ardern, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1758.