James Hardman

about 1794–27 November 1794
Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Hardman was born about 1794, in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Hardman, was 31 and his mother, Ann Ramsbottom, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hardman
1763–
Ann Ramsbottom
1769–1801
John Hardman
1789–
James Hardman
1794–1794
Mary Hardman
1794–1794
James Hardman
1800–1809
Sally Hardman
1790–1794
William Hardman
1792–
Molly Hardman
1793–
Betty Hardman
1795–
Thomas Hardman
1797–

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Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a herdsman, a variant of Herdman ( see Heard ). (The change of -er- to -ar- was a regular phonetic pattern in Old French and Middle English.)2 English: from an unattested Old English personal name Heardmann, composed of the elements heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’ + mann ‘man’. According to Reaney and Wilson, compound names with this second element became common in late Old English in eastern England.3 Irish: of English origin (see above), but sometimes confused with Harman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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