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Hardison is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the village of Hardisty Hill located in the parish of Fewston, in the county of Yorkshire. In it's Old English form this place-name was originally Hardolfsty with its origin in the name Hardulf.

Hardison Early Origins



The surname Hardison was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hardison Spelling Variations


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Hardison Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hardison has been recorded under many different variations, including Hardisty, Hardesty, Hardistry, Hardest and others.

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Hardison Early History


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Hardison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardison research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hardison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hardison Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hardison or a variant listed above:

Hardison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Hardison, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardison (post 1700)



  • Marcus Hardison (b. 1992), American football defensive tackle
  • William David "Dee" Hardison (b. 1956), former American NFL football defensive lineman
  • Wallace Libby Hardison (1850-1909), American businessman, co-founder of Union Oil
  • Kadeem Hardison (b. 1965), American actor, best known for his role as Dwayne Wayne on A Different World
  • Ruth Inge Hardison (1914-2016), African American sculptor, artist, and photographer, best known for her 1960s busts entitled "Negro Giants in History"
  • LaVon Hardison, American swing jazz musician
  • Dee Hardison (b. 1956), former American NFL football defensive lineman
  • Benjamin Hardison (1761-1823), American prisoner sent to Canada during the American Revolution to become a farmer, miller and politician who represented 4th Lincoln and Norfolk in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada (1797-1800)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Hardison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardison 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 11 July 2016 at 09:19.

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