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Hards Surname Meaning

English (southeastern):: habitational name from Upper and Lower Hardres (Kent) probably from the plural of Old English harad ‘wood’. post-medieval modification of Hard with excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hard, Hardt, Hardy, Harms, Mars, Harts, Harmes, Hand, Herde, Gard

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Where is the Hards family from?

You can see how Hards families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hards family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hards families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 14 Hards families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hards's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hards families in 1911.
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What did your Hards ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hards. 72% of Hards 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
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hards. 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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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hards. For the veterans among your Hards ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hards lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hards in 1947 was 33, and 86 in 2004.

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