Hare Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÍr, meaning ‘long-lasting’. In Ireland this name is found in County Armagh; it has also long been established in Scotland. Irish: Anglicized form of Ó hAichir ‘descendant of Aichear’, a personal name derived from the epithet aichear ‘fierce’, ‘sharp’. In Ireland this name is more commonly Anglicized as O’Hehir. English: nickname for a swift runner (possibly a speedy messenger) or a timorous person, from Middle English hare ‘hare’. However, the surname Ayer and its variants was sometimes recorded as Hare. English: topographic name from an Old English hær ‘rock’, ‘heap of stones’, ‘tumulus’. French: according to Morlet, an occupational name for a huntsman, from a medieval French call used to urge on the hounds, or, in the form Haré, from the past participle of harer ‘to excite, stir up (hounds in pursuit of a quarry)’.

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


Similar surnames: Hart, Hale, Hard, Hase, Haren, Harle, Harp, Haye, Ware, Harke

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Hare Family Origin

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Hare Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Clerk

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hare. A less common occupation for the Hare family was Clerk. The most common Hare occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Hare's were Farmers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Hare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hare in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hare

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