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Harden Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern England): habitational name from Harden in West Yorkshire, which gets its name from Old English hara ‘hare’ or hær ‘rock’ + denu ‘valley’. Harden in Staffordshire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Haworthyn, Harwerthyn (from Old English heah ‘high’ + worðign ‘enclosure’), was probably not reduced to its modern form early enough to lie behind any examples of the surname. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair (see Hardy). North German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Hayden, Hadden, Haren, Carden, Harder, Harten, Marden, Barden, Harben

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Harden Family Origin

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Harden Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harden. The most common Harden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Harden's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Harden family was Carpenter.

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Harden Life Expectancy

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