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Ard Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness. These place names are derived from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height’, ‘promontory’, from àrd ‘high’.

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


Similar surnames: Aird, Bard, Ord, Arn, Aro, Art, Ark, Hand, Hard, Arel

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You can see how Ard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 33 Ard families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Ard's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ard families in 1911.
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What did your Ard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ard. 50% of Ard men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Labourer
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Ard. For the veterans among your Ard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ard in 1944 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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