September 1, 2015 § Leave a comment
From an English last name / place name, meaning “hare’s valley”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Hardan, Harden, Hardene, Hardeyn, Hardon, Haredene.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Middle name of Benjamin Hardin Creighton (b. 1832), oldest of the Creighton children, “left for Californy 1849”), in Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).
– Hardin E. Taliaferro (1811-1875), American humorist, preacher, and writer.