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Hardy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Scottish


From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Hardy family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Hardy surname derives from the Old French word "hardi," which came from the Germanic word "hard," which meant "strong", and therefore was a nickname for a courageous or strong person.


Early Origins of the Hardy family


The surname Hardy was first found in Guyenne, where the family was established in a village of Soustons, in Landes.

The members of this illustrious family also settled in other regions, where several of them distinguished themselves. Alexandre Hardy (1572-1632) was a playwright in Paris. Claude Hardy (1604-1678) was a mathematician. Sébastien Hardy, a financier in Paris, was married around 1650. Antoine-François Hardy, a deputy, was born in Caen in 1748 and died in Paris in 1823. He was also a doctor in Rouen. Félix Hardy (1762-1802), a brigade general, married Marie-Joseph-Louise-Galliste Huty de Brusnel in 1797.

The name was first found in Canada with Jean Hardy of Le Havre in the 17th century. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
Jean, born in 1642, son of Pierre and Isabelle (née Mehoux), travelled from Normandy to Canada in the 17th century. After settling in Quebec he married Marie Poire, born in 1641, daughter of Toussaint and Catherine (née Chatou), at Pointe-aux-Trembles on 21st October 1669. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Hardy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hardy research. More information is included under the topic Early Hardy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hardy Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Hardy, Hardie and others.

Early Notables of the Hardy family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Hardy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hardy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Hardy, who landed in America in 1620 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Hardy, who settled in Salem in 1630
  • Nicholas Hardy, who landed in Maryland in 1633 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Richard Hardy, who landed in New England in 1639 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Hardy, who 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henrietta Hardy, aged 9, who arrived in Louisiana in 1797 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hardy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Hardy, who arrived in America in 1801 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Hardy, who arrived in America in 1804 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Hardy, who landed in America in 1811 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Hardy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles Hardy, aged 29, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1816 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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
  • Mr. Michael Hardy, aged 40 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" departing 13th September 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 1st November 1847 but he died on board [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 79)

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 [5]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 [5]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 [6]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, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [7]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1840 [8]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

  • Mr. Hardy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd January 1856 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Hardy, British settler travelling from London with 4 sons aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd January 1856 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Hardy, British settler travelling from London with sister aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd January 1856 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Peter Hardy, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Mary Hardy, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hardy (post 1700)


  • Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement
  • Brigadier-General Rosswell Eric Hardy (1893-1961), American Deputy Chief of St. Louis Ordnance District (1941-1942) [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) Rosswell Hardy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hardy/Rosswell_Eric/USA.html
  • Brigadier-General David P. Hardy (1890-1957), American Deputy Commanding General XXXVI Corps (1945-1946) [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) David Hardy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hardy/David_P./USA.html
  • 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
  • Jean Hardy, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 9) Jean Hardy. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Linda Lucas Hardy (b. 1973), French actress and model
  • Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy GCB (b. 1769), 1st Baronet, British Royal Navy officer
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hardy family



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 and died in the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick L Hardy, British Leading Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry Hardy (b. 1920), English Marine from Reddish, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [15]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Elsie Hardy, American 2nd Class passenger from Montclair, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [16]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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 [17]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Charles L. Hardy, American Private working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking

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


  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 79)
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKEN MOOR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840BrankenMoor.htm
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) Rosswell Hardy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hardy/Rosswell_Eric/USA.html
  11. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) David Hardy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hardy/David_P./USA.html
  12. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 9) Jean Hardy. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  13. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  14. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  15. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  16. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  17. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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