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Hardman is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with a tough character or perhaps for a person who would be strenuous and complete in their endeavors. The name is derived from the Old English words heard, which meant hard, and mann, which meant man. In keeping with this meaning, Hardiman was the first practical powered exoskeleton, by General Electric in 1965. 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. And yet another source claims the name was a nickname for "a man of courage and bravery." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hardman Early Origins



The surname Hardman was first found in Yorkshire where by far the most early records of the name was found. In this case, the "surname is derived from an occupation. 'the servant of Hardy'." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Henricus Hardyman; Radulfus Hardyman and Ricardus Hardyman. "Every town in Yorkshire has one or two Hardmans in its directory, which is the settled modern form." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hardman Spelling Variations


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Hardman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hardman were recorded, including Hardman, Hardeman, Hardyment, Hardymen, Hardiman and others.

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Hardman Early History


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Hardman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardman research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1563 and 1575 are included under the topic Early Hardman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hardman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardman In Ireland


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Hardman In Ireland



Some of the Hardman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hardman family emigrate to North America:

Hardman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Hardman, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Hendrick Hardman, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Edward Hardman arrived in Pennsylvania in 1698

Hardman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Hardman, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Michel Hardman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Christn Ludwig Hardman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Peter Hardman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Phillip Hardman arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772

Hardman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hardman, who landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Darby Hardman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Hardman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Edward, John, Michael, Richard, Thomas and William Hardman all arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1840
  • Thomas Hardman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Brian Hardman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Hardman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hardman, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Hardman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hardman landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Frederick W. Hardman, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Ann Hardman, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Frederick Thomas Hardman, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Rose Hardman, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardman (post 1700)



  • Karl Hardman (1927-2007), American horror film actor and producer of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Cedrick Ward Hardman (b. 1948), former American Football defensive end
  • William Franklin "Bill" Hardman Jr. (1933-1990), American jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist
  • Lamartine Griffin Hardman (1856-1937), American politician who served two terms as governor of Georgia
  • John Hardman (1811-1867), English metal worker of enormous talent; he worked with the architect Augustus Pugin and his work includes the detailing of the throne in England's House of Lords
  • Christopher James Hardman (1990-2015), known by the stage name Lil' Chris, an English singer-songwriter, actor and television personality
  • Peter Hardman (b. 1964), English racing driver
  • Harold Payne Hardman (1882-1965), English gold medalist football player at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • John Hardman Sr. (1767-1844), English founder of John Hardman Trading Co., Ltd., a leading stained glass manufacturer in 1838, best known for the stained glass in the new Houses of Parliament in London
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Donald Hardman (1899-1982), English RAF World War I ace with nine aerial victories, Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Australian Air Force from 1952 to 1954
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hardman


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Suggested Readings for the name Hardman



  • Thomas Powell, Colonial-Yeoman-Planter, Circa 1616-1687, Isle of Wight county, Virginia, and John Hardman, Colonial-Planter, circa 1725-1800; Progenitors with Thousands of Their Descendants Arranged in Chronological Order to 1985 by George Travis Powell Jr..
  • The Wilhite Clam, 1539-1992: Herdman (also Hardman) and Haynes by Julian G. Allen.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Hardman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardman 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 2 May 2016 at 16:29.

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