Hardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hardt family

The surname Hardt was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The most important of these branches was that seated at Grabenstadt who were raised to the rank of cavaliers in 1579.

Early History of the Hardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardt research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1762 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Hardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hardt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hardt, Hart, Hard and others.

Early Notables of the Hardt family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hardt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hardt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Val Hardt, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1729 [1]
  • Valentin Benedict Hardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Philip Hardt, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Philips Hardt, who landed in America in 1743 [1]
  • Lorentz Hardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Hardt, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • Christian Hardt, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Friedr Hardt, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Andrew Hardt, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855 [1]
  • Friedrich Hardt, aged 17, who arrived in North America in 1863 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hardt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alex Hardt, who was naturalized in Nebraska in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Hardt (post 1700) +

  • Lenne Hardt, American voice actress and ring announcer for Japanese mixed martial arts organizations
  • Michael Hardt (b. 1960), American literary theorist and political philosopher, best known for his book Empire
  • Jürgen Hardt (b. 1963), German politician
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Hardt (1876-1947), born Ernst Stöckhardt, a German playwright, poet, and novelist
  • Mickey Hardt (b. 1969), Swiss actor, model and martial artist
  • Harry Hardt (1899-1980), born Hermann Karl Viktor Klimbacher Edler von Reichswahr, an Austrian actor
  • Nichlas Hardt (b. 1988), Danish professional ice hockey player


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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