PASE: Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Domesday

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Hearding


Author: DWP
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Discussion of the name

Hearding is an Old English masculine name comprising the element heard ‘hard, strong, bold’ and a name-forming -ing suffix that may have been a diminutive or byname formation in origin rather than a patronymic.  

It is recorded five times in the PASE corpus, one of whom (Hearding 4) is discussed below. With so few occurrences, the name should be regarded as ‘extremely rare’, although it is worth noting that the PASE, Domesday and other post-Conquest evidence suggest that it was becoming slightly more frequent during the second half of the eleventh century.

Bibliography

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Erding, Hardincus, Harding, Hardingus, Herding

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: 

  Phillimore edition: 

  Alecto edition: 

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Holder 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Holder 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Holder 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Dorset 43,1 Bredy Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Berenger Giffard - 4.00 3.00 4.00 B Map
Leicestershire 10,1 Knaptoft Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 0.50 1.00 2.50 A Map
Leicestershire 10,2 Sapcote Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Wulfric 'of Sapcote' 1.50 0.10 0.50 A Map
Leicestershire 10,3 Hinckley Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 14.00 6.00 10.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,4 Sibson Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 9.00 3.00 5.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,5 Shenton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 1.00 0.05 0.15 A Map
Leicestershire 10,6 Shearsby Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Norman 'of Theddingworth' 4.50 0.75 2.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,7 Croft Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Ralph de Chartres 4.50 0.28 2.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,8 Fenny Drayton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Almær 'of Fenny Drayton' 5.50 1.50 2.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,9 Bitteswell Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Robert 'the man of Aubrey, earl' 8.50 0.50 2.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,10 Swinford Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Robert 'the man of Aubrey, earl' 1.50 0.10 0.25 A Map
Leicestershire 10,11 Walton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Norman 'of Theddingworth' 4.50 0.50 1.25 A Map
Leicestershire 10,12 Theddingworth Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Norman 'of Theddingworth' 6.50 1.00 2.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,13 Theddingworth Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Norman 'of Theddingworth' 3.25 0.50 1.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,14 Littlethorpe Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Ralph de Chartres 2.00 0.50 1.00 A Map
Leicestershire 10,15 Wanlip Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Ralph de Chartres 4.00 0.50 1.25 A Map
Leicestershire 10,16 Shoby Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Ralph de Chartres 11.00 1.00 1.50 A Map
Leicestershire 10,17 Walton on the Wolds Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl Ralph de Chartres 7.00 0.13 1.50 A Map
Somerset 8,32 Cranmore Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth Æthelnoth, abbot of Glastonbury Thurstan, abbot of Glastonbury Hearding son of Eadnoth 12.00 4.00 4.00 A Map
Suffolk 7,25 Covehithe Hardingus Hearding 'of Covehithe' Ulfkil 'of Lexham' Roger Bigod - 0.17 0.15 0.15 C Map
Suffolk 29,9 Horswold Hardincus Hearding 'of Horswold' Edward, king Roger d'Auberville William brother of Roger d'Auberville 0.10 0.20 0.15 E Map
Surrey 19,11 Streatham Erding Hearding 'of Malden' Edward, king Richard fitzGilbert Anselm, abbot of Bec 5.00 2.50 3.00 B Map
Surrey 19,23 Malden Erding Hearding 'of Malden' Edward, king Richard fitzGilbert Robert de Vatteville 6.75 11.81 8.44 B Map
Surrey 19,23 Malden Erding Hearding 'of Malden' Edward, king Richard fitzGilbert Robert de Vatteville 1.25 1.09 1.03 B Map
Surrey 19,24 Chessington Erding Hearding 'of Malden' Edward, king Richard fitzGilbert Robert de Vatteville 5.00 4.00 3.50 B Map
Surrey 19,26 Walton on Thames Erding Hearding 'of Malden' Edward, king Richard fitzGilbert - 6.00 8.00 14.00 B Map
Warwickshire 14,1 Nuneaton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 0.00 4.00 5.00 A Map
Warwickshire 14,3 Smeeton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 6.00 2.00 6.00 A Map
Warwickshire 14,6 Radway Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 2.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Wiltshire 12,1 Beechingstoke Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth Leofgifu, abbess of Shaftesbury Eulalia, abbess of Shaftesbury Thurstan the chamberlain 5.00 3.00 5.00 C Map
Wiltshire 20,6 Winterslow Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Robert, count of Mortain - 6.50 10.00 10.00 A Map
Wiltshire 23,1 Compton Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 7.00 10.00 10.00 A Map
Wiltshire 23,2 Durrington Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 1.50 2.40 2.40 - Map
Wiltshire 23,3 Winterslow Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 2.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Wiltshire 23,4 Ablington Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 3.00 4.00 4.00 A Map
Wiltshire 23,5 Chitterne Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 6.00 4.00 6.00 A Map
Wiltshire 23,6 Tytherington Hardingus Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 2.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Wiltshire 67,60 Knighton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 11.00 11.00 11.00 A Map
Wiltshire 67,61 Figheldean Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 7.00 9.00 9.00 A Map
Wiltshire 67,61 Figheldean Hearding son of Eadnoth - Aubrey, earl - 4.50 0.00 0.00 A Map
Wiltshire 67,62 Ogbourne Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 5.00 4.00 4.00 A Map
Total               197.52 118.56 149.57  

Tenant-in-Chief 1086 demesne estates (no subtenants)

Shire Phil. ref. Vill TIC DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value TIC ID conf. Show on map
Berkshire 65,17 Burlei Herding Ælfgifu of 'Burlei' - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 1.00 1.00 0.60 - Map
Buckinghamshire 57,14 Horsenden Hardingus Wulfred 'of Horsenden' - Hearding 'of Horsenden' - 1.50 1.00 0.50 - Map
Buckinghamshire 57,15 Bradenham Herding 1 brother, man of King Edward Edward, king Hearding 'of Horsenden' - 1.00 0.50 0.50 - Map
Somerset 47,3 Lopen Harding Tovi the sheriff - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 2.00 1.00 2.00 - Map
Somerset 47,5 Capland Idem Tovi the sheriff - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 1.00 0.25 1.00 - Map
Somerset 47,5 Capland Edward, king - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 0.50 0.00 0.25 - Map
Somerset 47,6 Merricott Idem Godwine the king's reeve - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 5.00 5.00 4.00 - Map
Somerset 47,8 Discove Harding Tovi the sheriff - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 1.00 2.00 2.00 - Map
Wiltshire 67,60 Knighton Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 11.00 11.00 11.00 - Map
Wiltshire 67,61 Figheldean Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 7.00 9.00 9.00 - Map
Wiltshire 67,62 Ogbourne Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth - Hearding son of Eadnoth - 5.00 4.00 4.00 - Map
Total               36.00 34.75 34.85  

Tenant-in-Chief 1086 subtenanted estates

Shire Phil. ref. Vill TIC DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value TIC ID conf. Show on map
Somerset 47,4 Goose Bradon Harding Tovi the sheriff - Hearding son of Eadnoth Ceolric 'of Curry Mallet' 1.00 1.00 0.50 - Map
Somerset 47,7 Buckland Regis Harding Tovi the sheriff - Hearding son of Eadnoth Godwine 'of Buckland Regis' 1.00 2.00 0.50 - Map
Total               2.00 3.00 1.00  

Subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Gloucestershire 78,15 Wheatenhurst Harding Beorhtric 'of Newton Valence' - Beorhtric 'of Newton Valence' Hearding son of Eadnoth 5.00 5.00 1.50 - Map
Hampshire 6,1 Alton Herding Eadgyth, queen (aka Queen Edith) - William, king Hearding son of Eadnoth 5.00 0.00 0.00 - Map
Oxfordshire B10 Oxford Harding - - William, king Hearding 'of Oxford' 0.00 0.00 0.30 - Map
Somerset 8,32 Cranmore Harding Hearding son of Eadnoth Æthelnoth, abbot of Glastonbury Thurstan, abbot of Glastonbury Hearding son of Eadnoth 12.00 4.00 4.00 - Map
Warwickshire 17,30 Hodnell Harding Wulfnoth 'of Hodnell' - Thorkil of Warwick Hearding son of Eadnoth 4.00 2.00 2.00 - Map
Total               26.00 11.00 7.80  

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