The name ‘Hardy’ originates from England and France. It is derived from the nickname for a brave foolhardy man, from the Old Flemish , Middle English word ‘hardi’ meaning bald, courageous (of Germanic origin). Variant´s: ‘Hardey’, ‘Hardie’, ‘Hardi’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s have confirmed that the surname ‘Hardy’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Thomas Hardi’, 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 ‘William Hardy’, aged 25, a farmer by trade, from the County of Yorkshire, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774 to seek better employment, sailing from the Port of Scarborough on the 5th of April 1774,… Coat of arms: Argent a cross engrailed azure between four boa…
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