Hardy Family History

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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 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hardy. 27% of Hardy men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hardy women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hardy were Laborer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Student

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

Hardy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 680,000 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 62,000 immigration records available for the last name Hardy. 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 Card

There are 91,000 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

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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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