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Where did the English Hordern family come from? What is the English Hordern family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hordern family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hordern family history?


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.

First found in Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hordern research. Another 323 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1196, 1273, 1273, 1296, 1379 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Hordern History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hordern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hordern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hordern arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brothers" in 1850


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


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The Hordern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hordern Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 July 2013 at 13:40.

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