Hird Family History

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Hird Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire and Northumbria), also Scottish: variant spelling of Heard.

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

Similar surnames: Herd, Hurd, Heird, Hard, Hind, Bird, Hord, Hire, Hirt, Kidd

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Hird Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hird name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hird. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Hird Family Origin

Where is the Hird family from?

Hird Family Occupations

What did your Hird ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hird family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Hird occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Hird's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Worsted Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hird.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Worsted Weaver

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Hird Historical Records

What Hird family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Hird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hird 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 Hird. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hird. For the veterans among your Hird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hird Life Expectancy

What is the average Hird lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hird in 1950 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hird

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hird 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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