The ancestors of the Hearder surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in two parishes near Canterbury referred to as Hardres.
Early Origins of the Hearder family
The surname Hearder 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.
Early History of the Hearder family
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Hearder Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hearder include Hardress, Hardres, Hardresse, Hardrese, Harders and many more.
Early Notables of the Hearder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hearder family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hearder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Hearder, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Phoebe.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Hearder (post 1700)
- Jonathan Nash Hearder (1809-1876), British electrical engineer, inventor, and educator, best known for his work in the field of induction coils