The name ‘Harding’ originates from England. It is derivative from the Old English personal name of ‘Hearding’ formally a patronymic of the name ‘hard’. Variant´s: ‘Arding’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s have confirmed that the surname ‘Harding’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Hugh Harding’, from the County of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Harding’, aged 23, a stone mason by trade, from the City of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Peggy’ on the 15th of January 1774, arriving in Maryland on the 23rd of January 1774, where he served as indentured servant to a Mr. Ferguson. ‘Harding’ is the ‘302nd’ most common surname in North America.. We found more i… Coat of arms: Harding argent on a bend nebuly azure between two bees volant pro…
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