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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 Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hare Family Origin

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Hare Family Occupations

What did your Hare ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hare.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Labourer

  • Clerk


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Hare Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 206,000 census records available for the last name Hare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hare 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hare. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Hare. For the veterans among your Hare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hare Life Expectancy

What is the average Hare lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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