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Herdine is an ancient Viking-Scottish name for a hard working or arduous person, deriving its origin from name the Old French word hearding, which meant hard. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Herdine family


The surname Herdine was first found in Bristol, where the first record of the family was Harding of Bristol (c.1048-1125), Sheriff Reeve of Bristol. He was the son of Eadnoth the Constable (died 1068), an Anglo-Saxon thane who served as steward to Edward the Confessor and Harold II. One of the Harding of Bristol's sons was Robert Fitzharding (c. 1095-1170), 1st feudal Baron of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, an Anglo-Saxon nobleman who was granted the feudal barony of Berkeley in Gloucestershire and was ancestor of the Berkeley family of Berkeley Castle.

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Early History of the Herdine family

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Early History of the Herdine family


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Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1048, 1125, 1134, 1378, 1465, 1415, 1516, 1572, 1593, 1658, 1601, 1658 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Herdine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herdine Spelling Variations

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Herdine Spelling Variations


Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Herdine include Harding, Hardinge and others.

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Early Notables of the Herdine family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Herdine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Herdine family to Ireland

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Migration of the Herdine family to Ireland


Some of the Herdine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Herdine family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Herdine family to the New World and Oceana


In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Herdine or a variant listed above: Robert Harding who sailed to Boston Massachusetts in 1630; he was a Freeman and Captain of Artillery. In Newfoundland, William Harding, born in Bedford, England. An alleged deserter from the Battle of Waterloo, he settled in Collins Cove in the 19th century.

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