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A Viking family in ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Harding. It was a name for a hard working or arduous person, deriving its origin from name the Old French word hearding, which meant hard. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Harding Early Origins



The surname Harding was first found in Derbyshire, 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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Harding Spelling Variations


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Harding Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Harding has been spelled Harding, Hardinge and others.

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Harding Early History


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Harding Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harding research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1048, 1125, 1134, 1378, 1465, 1415, 1516, 1572, 1593, 1658, 1601, 1658 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Harding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harding Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harding Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harding In Ireland


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Harding In Ireland



Some of the Harding family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 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



The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Harding family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Harding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Harding, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Richard Harding, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Robert Harding who sailed to Boston Massachusetts in 1630. He was a Freeman and Captain of Artillery
  • Eliz Harding, aged 12, landed in America in 1635
  • Elizabeth Harding, aged 12, landed in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Harding, who landed in New York, NY in 1743
  • James Harding, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • Philip Harding, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Harding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard B Harding, who arrived in America in 1801
  • William Harding, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Charles Harding, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • William Harding, born in Bedford, England, an alleged deserter from the Battle of Waterloo, settled in Collins Cove in the 19th century
  • Richard W Harding, aged 24, landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harding Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michel Harding, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Lt. Israel Harding U.E. (b. 733) born in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA from Connecticut, USA who settled in Horton, Kings County, Nova Scotia c. 1783 arrived aboard the ship "Symmetry" from Long Island with wife Sarah Harris and 7 children, one son died at sea [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jasper Harding U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Harding U.E. (b. 1745) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. George Harding U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Harding Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Harding from Lancashire, England, settled in Burnt Islands, Newfoundland in 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Harding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Harding, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • William Harding, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Stephen Harding, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Job Harding arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • William Harding arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harding Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Harding landed in Ahuriri, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • John Harding, aged 21, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Emma Harding, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • William Harding, aged 38, a bootmaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Harding, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harding (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harding (post 1700)



  • Vincent Gordon Harding (1931-2014), African-American historian and speech writer for Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Brigadier-General Horace Harding (1896-1991), American Commanding Officer Artillery, 40th Division (1951-1952)
  • Major-General Edwin Forrest Harding (1886-1970), American Commanding General Antilles Department (1944-1945)
  • Chester Harding (1792-1866), American portrait painter
  • Lavere "Buster" Harding (1912-1965), Canadian-born, American jazz pianist
  • Benjamin F. Harding (1823-1899), American politician, United States Senator from the state of Oregon
  • Ann Harding (1901-1981), born Dorothy Walton Gatley, American actress
  • Paul Harding (b. 1967), recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923), 29th President of the U.S.A.
  • Duncan Harding (1926-2007), pseudonym of Charles Whiting, British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and non-fiction
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Harding Historic Events


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Harding Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William Harding (b. 1917), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. John S Harding (b. 1923), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. H K Harding, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. A. Harding (d. 1912), aged 20, English Assistant Pantry Steward from Swaythling, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Harding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harding 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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