Haggard Family History

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Haggard Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English, Old French hagard ‘wild’, ‘untamed’. This word was adopted into Middle English as a technical term in falconry to denote a hawk that had been captured and trained when already fully grown, rather than being reared in captivity; the surname may have developed as a metonymic occupational name for a falconer. Americanized form of Danish Ågård (see Agard).

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

Similar surnames: Hoggard, Maggard, Hazard, Harvard, Haggart, Hansard, Huggard, Agard

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Haggard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haggard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haggard. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Haggard Family Origin

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Haggard Family Occupations

What did your Haggard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Haggard occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Haggard's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Haggard family was Agr Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Gardener (Dom) and Ag Lab Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haggard.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener (Dom)

  • Ag Lab Shepherd

  • Agr Laborer


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Haggard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Haggard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haggard 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 Haggard. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Haggard. For the veterans among your Haggard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haggard Life Expectancy

What is the average Haggard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Haggard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Haggard in 1944 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haggard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haggard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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