The origins of the Hardicker name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hardicker was originally derived from a family having lived in Hardacre, Clapham, in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Hearda,
and the Old English word æcer
or the Old Scandinavian word akr,
both of which mean "plot of cultivated land." The place-name as a whole means "Hearda's farmland." Another source claims the name was derived from the ancient Saxon word Hardgear
meaning "a strong spear," and in this case it would not have any relationship to farmland.
Early Origins of the Hardicker family
The surname Hardicker was first found in Staffordshire
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. The name is derived from the ancient Saxon "Hardgear" meaning "a strong spear" and does not have any relationship to farmland.
Early History of the Hardicker family
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Hardicker Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hardicker include Hardacre, Hardaker, Hardiker, Handsacre, Handacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hardicker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hardicker family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Hardacre, who arrived in Maine in 1779.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hardicker (post 1700)
- James Ogden Hardicker, British Conservative candidate in the North West Durham by-election, 1914