Location: Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
Surnames/tags: Haradon Harridon Harridan
About the Project
The Haradon Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Haradon name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Haradon name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Haradon's), by time period (18th Century Haradon's), or by topic (Haradon DNA, Haradon Occupations, Haradon Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Haradon Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: [Fields-45|Name]] for assistance.
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
- There were two know regions in hosting Haradon/Haraden Families in the Massachusetts Bay Colony: Cape Ann, Gloucester and In Southern New England (Bristol, Plymouth and Middlesex Counties)
- These familes are not present in Mayflower, Winthrop, Great Migration, or the Early New England Studies programs.
- The southern Massachusetts Haradon's appaerently were founded in 1700 with marriage of John and Mildred (Page) Haradon in Watertown.
- A general observation is that people named Haraden are found on Cape Ann, people named Haradon are found in southern New England.
- Because of the number of vowels in the surname their are a myriad of spelling variations, plus sometimes names with a double /r/ are present in records and scholarly texts.
- Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony is the hub for southern New England Haradon families. See John Haradon
- Gloucester, Massachusetts Bay Colony is the hub for Cape Ann, Massachusetts Bay Colony families. See Edward Harrenden
- Harradine name variations https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Haradon-31
- The surname Haradon is spelled in a myriad of ways, beginning with har, her, hir, with one and two r's; ending in dan, den and don