The ancestors of the name Hardgrove date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hardgrove family lived in Hargrave, a place-name found in the counties of Cheshire
, Northamptonshire, and Suffolk
. There is also a Hargrave Hall in Cheshire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English elements har,
which meant "hare" or "on the border," and graf
which meant "grove." The place-name as a whole meant "grove filled with rabbits" or "grove on a border." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Hardgrove family
The surname Hardgrove was first found in Cheshire
at Hargrave, which dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Haregrave. The Domesday Book
also lists Haragrauna in Suffolk
and Haregrave in Northamptonshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Hardgrove family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardgrove research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1332, 1486, 1499, 1541, 1529, 1690, 1741 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Hardgrove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hardgrove Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hardgrove are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hardgrove include: Hargrove, Hargreave, Hargreaves, Hargrave, Hargroves and many more.
Early Notables of the Hardgrove family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hardgrove family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hardgrove or a variant listed above: Alice Hargrave purchased land in Virginia in 1646; and William Hargrove settled in Barbados in 1678; Nathaniel Hargrove settled in Maryland in 1733; Hester Hargrove settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1736.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hardgrove (post 1700)
- Joseph H. Hardgrove, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Fond du Lac County 2nd District, 1948 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Hardgrove Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit amor patria
Motto Translation: My beloved country will conquer.