Hardin Family History

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Hardin Name Meaning

English: variant of Harding. French: from a pet form of any of several Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Harding, Harden, Bardin, Harwin, Harlin, Nardin, Hartin, Cardin

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Hardin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hardin name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Hardin Family Origin

Where is the Hardin family from?

Hardin Family Occupations

What did your Hardin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hardin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hardin's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Baptist Ministers Wife were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hardin. A less common occupation for the Hardin family was Blacksmith.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Baptist Ministers Wife

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hardin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hardin Historical Records

What Hardin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Hardin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardin. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Hardin. For the veterans among your Hardin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hardin Life Expectancy

What is the average Hardin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hardin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hardin in 1942 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hardin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hardin 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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