Horden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Horden family

The surname Horden was first found in Cheshire, where John Hordwyne was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1260. [1] The family claim descent from Horderne, "a manor in the township of Rainow, in the parish of Prestbury, Cheshire. All the Hordernes of this and neighbouring districts hail from this spot." [2]

East Cheshire records show John de Horderne in Cheshire in 1273 and Edmund Hordron in 1460. Hodgson's History of Northumberland included Robert filius Hodierne, 1196. [2]

In Scotland, "Johan de Horredene of Lanarkshire rendered homage [to King Edward I of England] in 1296. John of Hordene, a Scot, had a safe conduct into England, 1408." [3]

Early History of the Horden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horden research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1273, 1273, 1593, 1604, 1696, 1695 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Horden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horden Spelling Variations

Although the name, Horden, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Hordern, Horden, Hordin, Hordon, Hordeyne, Hordiene, Hordierne, Orden and many more.

Early Notables of the Horden family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Hildebrand Horden (died 1696), of Twickenham, near London, a prominent 17th century actor and writer. He was the eldest...
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United States Horden migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Horden family name Horden, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Horden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adam Horden, who sailed to Maine in 1622
Horden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Horden, who settled in America in 1763
Horden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Horden, aged 45, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [4]

Australia Horden migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Horden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John H. Horden, (b. 1838), aged 25, Cornish cabinet maker, from Penzance, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Persia" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 10th May 1863 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Horden (post 1700) +

  • Jonnie Horden, popular English musician

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Joseph Thomas Horden, English Greaser from Kirkdale, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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