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Origin and popularity of the name HARDEN

Origin

Harden : 1: English: variant of Arden with prosthetic H-.2: English: habitational name either from Haredene Wood in East Tisbury (Wiltshire) or from Haredon (in Ugborough Devon). The first placename probably derives from Old English hara ‘hare’ + denu ‘valley’. The second is from Old English hara + dūn ‘hare hill’.3: English: variant of Harding.4: Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Harden (Roxburghshire).5: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair; see Hardy.6: North German: patronymic from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy brave strong’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 14,436 individuals with the name HARDEN on Geneanet.

 

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    (218 individuals)
    stephenarharden
    (132 individuals)
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    (131 individuals)

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    Variants of name HARDEN

    HAARDEN HAERDEN HERDEN