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Origins Available: French, Scottish


Originally, Hardy was a nickname for a brave person. This surname is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Hardy comes from the Old French and Old English word hardi, which means brave.

Hardy Early Origins



The surname Hardy was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hardy Spelling Variations


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Hardy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Hardy has appeared in various documents spelled Hardy, Hardie, Hardey, MacHardy and others.

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Hardy Early History


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Hardy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardy research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1643, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hardy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hardy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hardy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hardy In Ireland


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Hardy In Ireland



Some of the Hardy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hardy, or a variant listed above:

Hardy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Hardy, who landed in America in 1620
  • John Hardy settled in Salem in 1630
  • Nicholas Hardy, who landed in Maryland in 1633
  • Richard Hardy, who landed in New England in 1639
  • Thomas Hardy settled in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marie Hardy, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Henrietta Hardy, aged 9, arrived in Louisiana in 1797

Hardy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Hardy, who arrived in America in 1801
  • Thomas Hardy, who arrived in America in 1804
  • David Hardy, who landed in America in 1811
  • George Hardy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Charles Hardy, aged 29, landed in Alexandria, Va in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardy Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Hardy, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jean Hardy, who married Marie Pairé in Pte-aux-Trembles, Quebec in 1669

Hardy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michel Hardy, who married Marie-Judith Monet in Laprairie, Quebec in 1722
  • Jean-Baptiste-Louis Hardy, who married Marie-Madeleine Bertrand in Cap-Santé, Quebec in 1736
  • Josiah Hardy, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Joseph Hardy, who married Agathe Bellemare in Yamachiche, Quebec in 1759
  • Aaron Hardy, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Morris Hardy, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Hardy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Hardy, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Hardy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hardy, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Thomas Hardy, English convict from Sadberge, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • William Hardy, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Alfred Hardy a surveyor, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • Joseph Hardy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hardy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Hardy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Mary Hardy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Jane Hardy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • Robert Hardy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Daniel Hardy, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hardy (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Rosswell Eric Hardy (1893-1961), American Deputy Chief of St. Louis Ordnance District (1941-1942)
  • Brigadier-General David P. Hardy (1890-1957), American Deputy Commanding General XXXVI Corps (1945-1946)
  • Oliver Hardy (1892-1957), American actor and larger half of the Laurel & Hardy team
  • Joseph Hardy (b. 1929), American Tony Award-winning stage director, film director, television producer, and occasional performer
  • Alexander Hardy (1847-1927), American Representative from Indiana
  • Paul Jude Hardy (b. 1942), American lawyer and state government official, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Robin St. Clair Rimington Hardy (1929-2016), English author and film director
  • Jean Hardy, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Philip "Phil" Hardy (b. 1973), English-born former Ireland under-21 footballer
  • Phil Hardy (1945-2014), English film and music industry journalist
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hardy Historic Events


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Hardy Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Henry F M Hardy (b. 1916), English Cook (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Brighton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick L Hardy, British Leading Cook, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry Hardy (b. 1920), English Marine from Reddish, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Elsie Hardy, American 2nd Class passenger from Montclair, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John T. Hardy, aged 37, English Chief 2nd Class Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in callopsable D

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Suggested Readings for the name Hardy


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Suggested Readings for the name Hardy



  • An American Family and Its Ancestors Predecessors: Back to Adam through Early American Immigrants of British Extraction According to Past and Present Records by Vivian Higgins Morse.
  • The Eastern North Carolina Hardy-Hardee Family in the South and Southwest by David Lydall Hardee.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Hardy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hardy 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.

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