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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.

Hardey Early Origins



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.

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Hardey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hardey Early History


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Hardey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardey research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1643, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hardey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hardey In Ireland


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Hardey In Ireland



Some of the Hardey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1725
  • Robert Hardey 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
  • Charles Henry Hardey, who landed in New York, NY in 1885
  • 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 arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [1]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 arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardey (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Hardey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardey 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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