Hordyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hordyn family

The surname Hordyn 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 Hordyn family

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

Hordyn Spelling Variations

Although the name, Hordyn, 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 Hordyn 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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Migration of the Hordyn family

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 Hordyn family name Hordyn, or who bore a variation of the surname 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.



  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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