Hart Family History

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Hart Name Meaning

English and North German: from a personal name or nickname meaning ‘stag’, Middle English hert, Middle Low German hërte, harte. German: variant spelling of Hardt 1 and 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirt ‘descendant of Art’, a byname meaning ‘bear’, ‘hero’. The English name became established in Ireland in the 17th century. French: from an Old French word meaning ‘rope’, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a rope maker or a hangman. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch hart, hert ‘hard’, ‘strong’, ‘ruthless’, ‘unruly’.

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

Similar surnames: Hard, Hare, Hardt, Hartz, Haut, Cart, Halt, Harp, Harty, Art

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Hart Family Origin

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Hart Family Occupations

What did your Hart ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hart occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Hart's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hart. A less common occupation for the Hart family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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Hart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Hart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hart 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 156,000 immigration records available for the last name Hart. 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 191,000 military records available for the last name Hart. For the veterans among your Hart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hart Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hart in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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