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Hardy Family History

Hardy Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

3,375,907 Historical Documents with Hardy on Ancestry.co.uk
911,774 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
86,828 Military Records
56,138 Immigration Records
626,532 Census and Voter Lists
1,694,635 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hardy Families

  • Number of Hardy families
     1,735 - 3,468
     579 - 1,734
     1 - 578
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hardy families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hardy Family Origin

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Hardy Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Hardy Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Hardy Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Hardy census records

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Military Service by Hardy

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