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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Hardiman. It was given to a person with a tough character or perhaps for a person who would be strenuous and complete in their endeavors. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English words heard, which meant hard, and mann, which meant man. There is another explanation for the origin of the name; it could be occupational, and be derived from the Old English heord, which meant herd, and could refer to the occupation of cowherd or shepherd. The records of the name found in Lancashire seem to follow this form. This makes this name a good example of an English polygenetic name; that is, a name with more than one origin taken on by unrelated groups of people.

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One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hardiman has appeared include Hardman, Hardeman, Hardyment, Hardymen, Hardiman and others.

First found in Lancashire 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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardiman research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1811 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Hardiman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hardiman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Hardiman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hardiman arrived in North America very early:

Hardiman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Dorothy Hardiman, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Hannah Hardiman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

Hardiman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Joseph Hardiman, who arrived in America in 1782
  • John Hardiman, who landed in Virginia in 1793

Hardiman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Patrick Hardiman, aged 23, arrived in DeWitt County, Illinois in 1853
  • Timothy J Hardiman, who landed in Arkansas in 1860
  • Michael Hardiman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Hardiman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Richard Hardiman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838
  • Maria Hardiman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838
  • Thomas Hardiman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838
  • Emma Hardiman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838
  • Elizabeth Hardiman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838


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  • William Clyde Hardiman, American politician, Mayor of Kentwood, Michigan, 1992-2002; Member of Michigan State Senate, 2003-
  • Francis X. Hardiman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1956
  • Dorothy Hardiman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000
  • Adrian Hardiman (1951-2016), Irish jurist, justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland (2000 until his death)


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The Hardiman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardiman 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.

This page was last modified on 7 March 2016 at 15:17.

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