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Scotland's coastal mountains and Hebrides islands were known in ancient times as the kingdom of Dalriada. The name MacHardy evolved there as a nickname for a brave person. This surname is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname MacHardy comes from the Old French and Old English word hardi, which means brave.

Early Origins of the MacHardy family


The surname MacHardy was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the MacHardy family

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Early History of the MacHardy family


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Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1643, 1797 and are included under the topic Early MacHardy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacHardy Spelling Variations

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MacHardy Spelling Variations


Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents MacHardy has been spelled Hardy, Hardie, Hardey, MacHardy and others.

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Early Notables of the MacHardy family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the MacHardy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacHardy family to Ireland

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Migration of the MacHardy family to Ireland


Some of the MacHardy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacHardy family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the MacHardy family to the New World and Oceana


Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The MacHardy were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: Elizabeth Hardey settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1725; Robert Hardey settled in Maryland in 1774; John Hardy settled in Salem in 1630; Thomas Hardy settled in Virginia in 1642.

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Historic Events for the MacHardy family

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Historic Events for the MacHardy family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Annie Machardy, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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  1. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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