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Hardingham was first used as a name by Viking settlers in ancient Scotland. 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.

Hardingham Early Origins



The surname Hardingham 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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Hardingham Spelling Variations


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Hardingham Spelling Variations



Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Hardingham include Harding, Hardinge and others.

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Hardingham Early History


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Hardingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardingham 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 Hardingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hardingham In Ireland


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Hardingham In Ireland



Some of the Hardingham 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



Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Hardingham or a variant listed above, including:

Hardingham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte Hardingham, aged 27, who landed in America from Norwich, England., in 1912
  • William Hardingham, aged 26, who landed in America from Norwich, England, in 1912
  • Laurence Hardingham, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1920
  • H. F. Hardingham, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Harold F. Hardingham, aged 20, who settled in America from London, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardingham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Hardingham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardingham (post 1700)



  • David Hardingham (b. 1965), South African-born, British-based reform activist, aid organiser and entrepreneur
  • Kyle Hardingham (b. 1988), Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    11. ...

    The Hardingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardingham 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 29 April 2016 at 19:06.

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