Hordern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hordern family

The surname Hordern 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 Hordern family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hordern 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 Hordern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hordern Spelling Variations

The name Hordern, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Hordern, Horden, Hordin, Hordon, Hordeyne, Hordiene, Hordierne, Orden and many more.

Early Notables of the Hordern 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...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hordern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Hordern migration to Australia +

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

Hordern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Hordern, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brothers" in 1850 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hordern (post 1700) +

  • Peter M Hordern, member of the British Parliament
  • Sir Michael Murray Hordern (1911-1995), British stage and screen actor knighted in 1983


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BROTHERS 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Brothers.htm


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