Hordon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hordon family

The surname Hordon 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 Hordon family

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

Hordon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hordon 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 Hordon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hordon family

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Hordon surname who came to North America were: Adam Horden, who sailed to Maine in 1622; John Horden, who came to America in 1763; and Catherine Hordin, who arrived in New York in 1850.


Contemporary Notables of the name Hordon (post 1700) +

  • Harris E Hordon, American educator and author, prominent in the field of economics


  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)


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