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The Hards name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in two parishes near Canterbury referred to as Hardres.

Hards Early Origins



The surname Hards was first found in Kent, where family members were Lords of the manor Lyminge. The earliest recorded ancestor is Robert de Hardres, who lived during the reigns of Edward the Confessor and William the Conqueror. He held his lands from the Archbishop of Canterbury, which consisted of a church, a mill, and a fishery of forty eels, as recorded in the Domesday Book. The family derived from Ardres in Picardy.

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Hards Spelling Variations


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Hards Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hards has undergone many spelling variations, including Hardress, Hardres, Hardresse, Hardrese, Harders and many more.

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Hards Early History


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Hards Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hards research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1610, 1681, 1664 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Hards History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hards Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hards Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hards 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hards Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hards arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • Henry Hards (aged 22), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
  • John Hards (aged 21), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Hards Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hards 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 21 June 2015 at 05:21.

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