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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


Similar surnames: Hard, Hardt, Harty, Harry, Hards, Handy, Hendy, Gard, Hurry, Havey

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Hardy Family Origin

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Hardy Family Occupations

What did your Hardy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hardy. The most common Hardy occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Hardy's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hardy family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

Hardy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hardy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hardy 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hardy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hardy. For the veterans among your Hardy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hardy Life Expectancy

What is the average Hardy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hardy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hardy in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hardy 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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