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The ancestors of the first families to use the name McHardy lived in ancient Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada. The name was then used 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 McHardy comes from the Old French and Old English word hardi, which means brave.

McHardy Early Origins



The surname McHardy 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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McHardy Spelling Variations


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McHardy Spelling Variations



In various documents McHardy has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Hardy, Hardie, Hardey, MacHardy and others.

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McHardy Early History


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McHardy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHardy research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1643, 1797 and are included under the topic Early McHardy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McHardy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McHardy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McHardy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McHardy In Ireland


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McHardy In Ireland



Some of the McHardy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McHardy family emigrate to North America:

McHardy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McHardy, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1826

McHardy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McHardy, aged 18, a baker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name McHardy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McHardy (post 1700)



  • Peter McHardy, American politician, Mayor of Hibbing, Minnesota, 1905
  • Iain William Thomson Duff McHardy (1913-2000), Scottish eminent Anglican priest, Dean of Moray, Ross and Caithness (1977-1980)
  • Emmet Charles McHardy (1904-1933), New Zealand catholic missionary
  • Major-General Alexander Anderson McHardy DSO (1868-1958), British first Colony Commissioner of the Boy Scout Association, Hong Kong Branch in 1914 and 1915
  • Todd McHardy (b. 1977), former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne Football Club from 1995 to 1997

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The McHardy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McHardy 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 22 October 2015 at 09:04.

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