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.
Early Origins of the McHardy family
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.
Early History of the McHardy family
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McHardy Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Hardy, Hardie, Hardey, MacHardy and others.
Early Notables of the McHardy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McHardy family to Ireland
Some of the McHardy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McHardy family to the New World and Oceana
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
McHardy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McHardy (post 1700)
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