Joseph Hardman

about 1714–about 1743 (Age 29)
Germany

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Hardman was born about 1714, in Germany. He died about 1743, in Frederick, Maryland, United States, at the age of 29.

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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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