Hardouin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
As a surname, Hardouin 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 Hardouin family
The surname Hardouin 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 Hardouin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardouin research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1512 and are included under the topic Early Hardouin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hardouin Spelling Variations
Although the name, Hardouin, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Harden, Hardene, Hardin, Hardon and others.
Early Notables of the Hardouin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hardouin family to Ireland
Some of the Hardouin 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.
Hardouin migration to Canada +
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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Hardouin family name Hardouin, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Hardouin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mr. Étienne Hardouin, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Jérôme Le Royer, arriving on 8th June 1659 
- Pierre Hardouin, son of Élizée and Huguette, who married Agathe Morin, daughter of Jacques and Louise, in Montreal, Quebec on 18th January 1692 
- François Hardouin, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Marie-Anne Barrois, daughter of Antoine and Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 17th October 1697 
Hardouin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Pierre-Charles Hardouin, son of Pierre and Agathe, who married Marie-Françoise Serre, daughter of André and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 5th June 1724 
- Denis Hardouin, son of Pierre and Agathe, who married Marguerite Boutron, daughter of Etienne and Angélique, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 28th January 1732 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hardouin (post 1700) +
- Jules Hardouin Mansard (1645-1708), French architect
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
- ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.