From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
Ó hARGADÁIN—I—O Hargedaine, O Hardagane, O Hargedan, Hargaden, Hargadon, (Hardiman, Harman, Harmon); 'descendant of Argadán' or 'Airgeadán' (diminutive of airgead, silver, hence white, shining); also Ó hAirgeadáin; a Connacht surname; now often, but incorrectly, anglicised Hardiman, Harman, &c.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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