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Hardey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Dalriadan kingdom consisted of the Hebrides islands, and the rugged mountains of Scotland west coast. The name Hardey began in this region; it was a nickname for a brave person. This surname is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Hardey comes from the Old French and Old English word hardi, which means brave.

Early Origins of the Hardey family


The surname Hardey was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, 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.

Early History of the Hardey family


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Hardey Spelling Variations


Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Hardey has been spelled Hardy, Hardie, Hardey, MacHardy and others.

Early Notables of the Hardey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hardey family to Ireland


Some of the Hardey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hardey family to the New World and Oceana


These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Hardey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hardey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Hardey, who settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1725
  • Robert Hardey, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Hardey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Jacob Hardey, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1820 [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)
  • Charles Henry Hardey, who landed in New York, NY in 1885 [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)
  • Walter Hardey, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1893
  • William H. K. Hardey, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1893
  • John Hardey, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Hardey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • M. E. Hardey, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Charles Henry Hardey, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Scarborough, England, in 1909
  • Ida Hardey, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Ambrose C. Hardey, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1918
  • Jeane Hardey, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hardey, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  • mary Hardey, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Hardey (post 1700)


  • Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey R.S.C.J. (1809-1886), American Religious Sister of the Society of the Sacred Heart
  • Elliott William Hardey (b. 1932), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm

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