Harradine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Harradine comes from the family having resided in the village of Harrowden in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.
Early Origins of the Harradine family
The surname Harradine was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from ancient times. Harrowden is a one-street hamlet in Bedfordshire. Great Harrowden and Little Harrowden are parishes and villages in Northamptonshire that date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where collectively they were known as Hargedone.  The place name literally means "hill of the heathen shrines or temples," from the Old English words "hearg" + "dun."  Ironically "Little" Harrowden has more inhabitants that "Great" Harroweden and that has been the case for more than 100 years. In the 15th century the manors of Great and Little Harrowden were held by Sir William Vaux who was slain at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471. Great Harrowden Hall was built between 1716 and 1719. The All Saints Church dates back to Norman times and is famous for its medieval Doom (painting.) There is also a brass to William Harrowden from the 16th century located there.
Early History of the Harradine family
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Harradine Spelling Variations
Harradine has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Harraden, Harradine, Haridine, Harridine, Horoden, Harnden, Herndon and many more.
Early Notables of the Harradine family (pre 1700)
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Harradine migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Harradine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Harradine, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" 
- Walter Harradine, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" 
- Frederick Harradine (aged 26), a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
- Samuel Harradine (aged 31), a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
Harradine migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Harradine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Harradine, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
- Mary A. Harradine, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
- William Charles Harradine, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
Contemporary Notables of the name Harradine (post 1700) +
- Richard William Brian Harradine (1935-2014), Australian politician, Senator for Tasmania (1975-2005)
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml