Ard Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness. These place names are derived from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, from àrd ‘high’.

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

Similar surnames: Aird, Bard, Ord, Arn, Aro, Art, Ark, Hand, Hard, Arel

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Ard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Ard Family Origin

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Ard Family Occupations

What did your Ard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ard occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 20% of Ard's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Civil Service Clerk War Office and Division Officer Of Excise were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ard. A less common occupation for the Ard family was Millwright.

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  • Annuitant

  • Civil Service Clerk War Office

  • Division Officer Of Excise

  • Millwright


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Ard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Ard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Ard. For the veterans among your Ard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ard Life Expectancy

What is the average Ard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ard in 1944 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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