Hardner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
As a surname, Hardner is thought to be derived from the place named Harden in West Yorkshire. The place name in turn is derived from the Old English words "hara," or "hare," and "denu," or "valley." 
Early Origins of the Hardner family
The surname Hardner was first found in Roxburghshire where one of the first records of the name was "John de Hardene of the county of Roxburghe rendered homage [to King Edward I] in 1296."  In Scotland, the family claim Harden in Roxburghshire as their ancient homestead. Other early record list Ricaraus de Harden as selling a horse in 1312 and William of Harden was "custumar" of Dundee in 1359. 
Harden is a hamlet, in the parish of Bingley, union of Keighley, Upper division of the wapentake of Skyrack, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 
One of the first records of the family was of Ricardus de Hareden who was listed in Wiltshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The "Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III" listed Henry de Hardene in Norfolk, 20 Edward I (during the 20th year of Edward I's reign) and William de Hardene in Sussex.
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 had two listings of the family: Willelmus de Hardeyn; and Adam de Hardeyn. 
Early History of the Hardner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardner research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1512 and are included under the topic Early Hardner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hardner Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Hardner occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Harden, Hardene, Hardin, Hardon and others.
Early Notables of the Hardner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hardner family to Ireland
Some of the Hardner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hardner migration to the United States +
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Hardner, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Hardner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward Hardner, aged 24, originally from Barbados, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Hubert" from Barbados, British West Indies 
- Fred K. Hardner, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Ohio" from Hamburg, Germany 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hardner (post 1700) +
- Gustav Hardner (1891-1957), one of the many pseudonyms of Niels Gustav Meyn, the Danish author
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- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQH-7NT : 6 December 2014), Edward Hardner, 12 Jun 1914; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Hubert, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQM-KNY : 6 December 2014), Fred K. Hardner, 23 Dec 1924; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Ohio, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).