Ordant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ordant family
The surname Ordant was first found in Cheshire, where John Hordwyne was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1260.  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." 
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. 
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." 
Early History of the Ordant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ordant 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 Ordant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ordant Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Ordant occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Hordern, Horden, Hordin, Hordon, Hordeyne, Hordiene, Hordierne, Orden and many more.
Early Notables of the Ordant 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 Ordant 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Ordant, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)